"The Nutcracker" at Coral Springs Center For The Arts on December 14 or 15 at 2 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

Coral Springs Center For The Arts

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The Deal

  • $16 for one ticket to see The Nutcracker (up to a $28.62 value)
  • Where: Coral Springs Center For The Arts
  • Seating: Best available in the mezzanine or balcony. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to get the best possible seats.
  • Door time: one hour prior to showtime
  • Ticket values include all fees.
  • Click here to view the seating chart.

Performance Options

  • Saturday, December 14, at 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 15, at 2 p.m.

The Nutcracker

Based on a novel by 19th-century romantic fabulist E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker weaves a magical tale of holiday adventure around one of the most recognizable scores in the ballet repertoire. It begins when young Clara receives a nutcracker from her godfather, a wizardly toymaker named Drosselmeyer. Sneaking downstairs to see the toy after everyone else has gone to bed, she suddenly finds herself caught in the middle of a pitched battle between the toys and an army of mice. After saving the nutcracker with a well-thrown shoe to the Mouse King's head, Clara and her now-living prince venture into the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets to celebrate. Throughout their adventures, Tchaikovsky's dazzling inventiveness propels the dances of nimble flowers, regal fairy queens, and seasonally confused vampires. The "Waltz of the Snowflakes" floats weightlessly above the angelic voices of a youth choir, whereas the "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" tiptoes to the haunting, music-box chimes of a celesta. A medley of exotic national dances—including a Spanish bolero and Russian Trepak—add to the phantasmagoric celebration before the whole dream ends, as all dreams must.

Initially unpopular when it premiered in Russia, The Nutcracker languished for decades with a reputation as one of Tchaikovsky's lesser works. Then, in the 1950s, the ballet’s status as a fixture of the holiday season began to grow as suddenly as Clara’s magic Christmas tree when renowned American choreographer George Balanchine staged it for the New York Ballet. Balanchine's elegant staging remains the most popular, alternating between breathtaking displays of balletic mastery by soloists and duos and large-scale set pieces that fill the stage with luminous costumes.

Coral Springs Center For The Arts

Believe it or not, Coral Springs Center For The Arts was once an old gym. But after a 1996 renovation installed a 1,471-seat theatre and deflated every ghost-inhabited basketball, the venue became the culturally rich institution it is today. Every year, approximately 200,00 patrons migrate to its riverside confines for a packed schedule of Broadway shows, comedians, jazz luminaries, and pop stars. In addition to its performing arts, the Center's Coral Springs Museum of Arts showcases both a permanent collection and traveling exhibits.

In a Nutshell

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14th annual performance of the ballet, which follows Clara as she battles mice, befriends toys, and journeys to the Lands of Snow and Sweets

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Must redeem at least 48-hours prior to performance by calling the Box Office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Coral Springs Center For The Arts. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Coral Springs Center For The Arts' current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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