Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice
What You'll Get
- Seating: zone 2 - sections B, D, G, H, or J
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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 and regal fairy queens. 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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 21, 2018. Refundable only on day of purchase. Limit 8/person. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required at least 3 days prior to event. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the venue box office. Must purchase together to sit together. Merchant is issuer of tickets - discount reflects current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.
About Carolina Ballet
As one of America's premier arts organizations, the Carolina Ballet showcases traditional ballets created by historic masters as well as presents contemporary pieces by rising choreographers. Since 1998—from reign of founding direct Robert Weiss through to Zalman Raffael's current direction—the company has performed over 100 world premiere ballets, winning the attention and adoration of goers and critics. In 2018, it's twentieth year, it chartered the School of Carolina Ballet as it continued its tradition of growth, grace, and excellence.