- $29 for one G-Pass to see Syracuse City Ballet’s The Nutcracker (up to $53.45 value)
- Where: The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater
- Seating: orchestra section
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Click to view the seating chart
Dates and Times
- Saturday, December 6, at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
- Saturday, December 6, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
- Sunday, December 7, at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
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.
Syracuse City Ballet
Headed by Juilliard-trained dancer and former Princeton Ballet Society of New Jersey soloist Kathleen Rathbun, Syracuse City Ballet enriches the cultural soil of central New York with professional ballet performances and top-flight training. During each season, the company stages stalwarts of the classical repertoire. Students might don their slippers to animate Cinderella or Swan Lake, but a yearly Nutcracker production rings in the holiday season regardless.