Queen Elizabeth Theatre | Vancouver, British Columbia
Honor the end of a great year with a spectacular dance and some new friends, Goh Ballet: The Nutcracker comes to Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Sunday, December 18th 2022. Meet some spectacular characters in a story as old as ballet itself, Clara and her Nutcracker prince defeat the evil Mouse King, take a fantastic journey from the Land of Snow across the Lemonade Sea to meet the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy in the Land of Sweets and discover the enormous Marzipan Castle! Grab your tickets here, this is the final show of The Nutcracker from Goh Ballet, and it would be a shame to miss it!
A holiday classic and a favorite Vancouver tradition, Goh Ballet's annual production of The Nutcracker returns to the stage at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre with show dates from December 15th to 18th, 2022. The production will be choreographed by Emmy Award-winning choreographer, Ms. Anna-Marie Holmes and features over 200 of the best local talent and Principal Dancers from world renowned professional companies. Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra will be performing Tchaikovsky’s memorable score live.
Founded in 1978, Goh Ballet Academy is the principal school of classical ballet in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has produced The Nutcracker every year since 2009, except in 2019 when the show was filmed and broadcast for free.
The Nutcracker ballet was written during the classical period of ballet and is based on the book "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King," by E.T.A. Hoffmann, and an interpretation of Hoffman's story written by Alexandre Dumas, the mixed interpretation is because the original story was considered too scary for children.
The music for the ballet was written by the famous Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky in the early 1890s, and the first performance of the ballet took place in Russia in 1892, it was considered a failure. The first production of the ballet in America was by The San Francisco Ballet in 1944.