$44 for Two Tickets to "The Nutcracker" on December 14 or 15 at Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge ($92 Value)


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Lauded Russian ballet troupe performs kids' Christmas tale of young girl, Nutcracker Prince & Sugar Plum Fairy at stunning new arts center

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple. Valid only for date purchased. Must be 5 or older. Reservation required 48hrs in advance. Redeem on day of show for ticket. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at VPAC box office. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will go to VPAC. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects VPAC current ticket prices-may differ on day of event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Nutcracker captures all that the holidays imbue: landscapes covered in show, songs with cheery melodies, and encounters with maniacal despots who want to steal your toys. Celebrate a relatable story with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $44, you get two tickets to see Robert Friedman Presents: Moscow Classical Ballet’s The Nutcracker at Valley Performing Arts Center at California State University, Northridge (a $92 value). Groupon buyers will be seated in the balcony. Choose between the following dates:

  • Wednesday, December 14 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 15 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.<p>

One of the few remaining state-supported Russian ballet companies, The Moscow Classical Ballet stops in the San Fernando Valley for two performances of P.I. Tchaikovsky’s fantastical children’s Christmas tale. With unfettered views normally reserved for birds and flying nannies, audiences in the balcony witness young Masha (Clara) as she shrinks under her family’s Christmas tree, slipping into an imaginative dreamscape. When her toy nutcracker comes to life and escorts her through a yuletide wonderland, the troupe’s performers execute award-winning footwork that has garnered gold medals and prizes from the Paris Academy of Dance. Toward the end of the first act, an elaborate battle unfolds between the nutcracker prince’s army of toy soldiers and the sinister Mouse King, who outrages his realm with tax exemptions for cows. Soon after, Masha and the prince venture into The Land of Snow and to the Land of Sweets. There, the Sugar Plum Fairy greets them with a solo traipse whose signature tune ricochets off the concert halls cloth and wooden acoustic panels for stunning sound delivery. As a finale, spectators are treated to a pas de deux, the French term for a foot-to-foot high-five. Guests view the nostalgic spectacle from within a new, $125 million arts center, first gliding past the lobby’s dramatic glass wall before ascending the grand staircase to their seats.

Customer Reviews

Their staff was so pleasant and helpful, a definate plus.
Ann O. · March 21, 2012
everything is very professional. Better choices for cafe/food would be great, include kosher snacks and less expensive :)
Anna L. · March 21, 2012
Nice venue, easy access, great to hear performances no matter where your seat is, every seat is a good seat!
Dawna S. · February 20, 2012
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