“The Nutcracker According to Mother Goose” for One or Four by Zenon Dance Company on December 8 or 9 (Up to 55% Off)

The Cowles Center

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Gaze at grace with this GrouponLive deal to see The Nutcracker According to Mother Goose by Zenon Dance Company at The Cowles Center. Choose between the following ticketing options:

  • For $12, you get one ticket for general-admission seating (up to a $24 value, including all fees).
  • For $43, you get four tickets for general-admission seating (up to a $96 value, including all fees).

Next, choose from the following showtimes:

  • Saturday, December 8, at 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 8, at 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 9, at 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, December 9, at 1 p.m.

Doors open one hour before showtime.

For the sixth consecutive year, Zenon Dance Company presents its lovingly tweaked rendition of The Nutcracker, written by children’s author Bruce Lansky and starring the likes of Wee Willie Winkie, Jack Be Nimble, and Mother Goose herself. Tchaikovsky’s score remains, but the dances performed are wholly unique. When the castanets of “The Spanish Dance” begin clicking, they underscore the physical comedy of a monkey and weasel circling a mulberry bush; the mysterious woodwinds in “The Arabian Dance” set a-fluttering the woolly tails of Little Bo Peep’s charges. While the familiar stories and slapstick physicality of the dances keep little ones enthralled, adults might smile at choreographer Seán Curran’s subtle references to the traditional production: Mary Contrary waters her colorful garden to the “Waltz of the Flowers,” and Nibbles the mouse, the resident storybook page-turner, is traditionally portrayed by a member of rodent nobility.

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    The Cowles Center

    528 Hennepin Ave.

    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402


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In a Nutshell


Dance company offers unique take on a holiday tradition, using the music of The Nutcracker to portray beloved Mother Goose stories

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 10 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of show for a ticket at venue Will Call. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at The Cowles Center. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Zenon Dance Company's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1hr before showtime. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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