Concert Ballet of Virginia Presents: "The Nutcracker"

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In a Nutshell

Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of show for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Monacan HS Auditorium or Atlee HS Auditorium. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Concert Ballet of Virginia's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA accommodations, 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.

The Deal

  • $11 for one ticket to Concert Ballet of Virginia’s The Nutcracker (up to $26.19 value)
  • Seating: general admission
  • Door time: one hour before showtime
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

Showtimes and Locations

  • Monacan High School Auditorium: Saturday, December 13 at 2:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., or Sunday, December 14, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Atlee High School Auditorium: Saturday, December 20, at 2:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., or Sunday December 21, at 2:30 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 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.

Concert Ballet of Virginia

In 1976, months of planning and secret meetings came to fruition. After plenty of soul-searching, a group of 30 dancers split from the Richmond Ballet and enlisted the guidance of artistic director Robert Watkins, who had recently resigned from the Richmond Ballet as well. Together they formed a new troupe with one goal: fostering appreciation of ballet by making it more accessible. To that end, they staged affordable, full-scale productions at convenient venues across the state. The Concert Ballet of Virginia has more than lived up to that lofty goal in the years since. Everything about the company emphasizes accessible quality, from their full-length productions of Swan Lake and Giselle to their open casting calls and their eradication of the all-tutu dress code usually demanded of ballet audiences.

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  1. 1

    Atlee HS Auditorium

    9414 Atlee Station Rd.

    Mechanicsville, VA 23116

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    Monacan High School Auditorium

    11501 Smoketree Drive

    off Courthouse and Huguenot Rd

    Richmond, VA 23236

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