"The Nutcracker" at Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts on December 21 at 3 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts

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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

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Promotional value expires Dec 21, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 12/21 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes 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

  • $13 for one ticket to The Nutcracker (up to $29 value)
  • When: Sunday, December 21, at 3 p.m.
  • Where: Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts
  • Door time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

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The Nutcracker performance by The Continental Ballet Company.

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.

Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts

At the turn of the 20th century, Red Wing businessman Theodore B. Sheldon decided that a portion of his estate should be bestowed on his home city for the public benefit. Four years later in 1904, the opulent T. B. Sheldon Memorial Auditorium opened its doors to the era's traveling shows and Impressionist painters. Within 30 years, however, the stock market had crashed, the medium of film was growing, and the theater had to adapt. The Sheldon was converted into a cinema in 1936, and while it remained operational for the next few decades, its glory began to fade. Luckily, a group of concerned citizens stepped in, determined to return the venue to its original splendor. Today, the building has been fully restored to its 1904 design, although ghosts have been politely asked to leave.

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    Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts

    443 W 3rd St.

    Red Wing, MN 55066

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