Whisk the entire family away this festive season to a magical Christmas Eve party where snowflakes flutter, fireplaces crackle, and enchanted toys come alive to frolic and play in The Nutcracker.
Adapted by renowned choreographer Ben Stevenson OBE from the original 19th century Russian classic and featuring the original Tchaikovsky score played live by Queensland Symphony Orchestra, this cherished Queensland Ballet holiday tradition returns to Brisbane for its tenth spell-binding season.
It’s Christmas Eve and under tinsel and twinkling fairylights, young Clara and Fritz are gifted new toys. But a visit from the mysterious Dr Drosselmeyer puts plans in a spin when he gives Clara a special wooden Nutcracker doll.
When the clock strikes twelve, nothing is as it seems! In a daring dreamscape, Clara and the Nutcracker Prince journey across a Lemonade Sea to the Kingdom of Sweets, for a midnight rendezvous of delectable delights and enchanting entertainment.
This hugely popular ballet has been captivating audiences – young and old – across the globe for more than 120 years. Queensland Ballet’s production was choreographed by Ben Stevenson OBE in 1976 and premièred for Brisbane audiences in 2013.
★ ★ ★ ★ “World Class.” Arts Hub
“...guaranteed box office bonanza …” Dance Australia
Choreographer Ben Stevenson OBEComposer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Conductor Nigel Gaynor Costume Designer Desmond Heeley Associate Costume Designer Noelene HillSet Designer Thomas BoydLighting Designer David WaltersRevival Lighting Designer Camreron GoergMusic performed by** Queensland Symphony Orchestra
**Selected performances will feature recorded music.
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Great discounts available for School groups of 10+1 teacher free of charge per 10 students. Excludes opening night.
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2 hours(includes interval, subject to change without notice)