A holiday Must!
Performance times 2pm & 7pm
The Nutcracker is an annual part of Toronto International Ballet Theatre's season. The perfect ballet for connoisseurs and ballet novices alike, this year's one-night-only performance features International Ballet Sensation Shale Wagman, and Rising Brazillian Star Carollina Bastos from the Munich Ballet. Set to Tchaikovsky's cherished score and with choreography by Tatiana Stepanova, don't miss this dazzling production as it graces Toronto's Meridian Hall on December 23.
The show itself is a fine Christmas treat. There's a reason why it's become such a holiday favorite across Canada and indeed, across the world. The perfect ballet for connoisseurs and ballet novices alike, its memorable Tchaikovsky score and simple-to-follow storyline make it a great introduction for young children to the grace and beauty of the art form.
What is The Nutcracker About?
The Nutcracker opens on Christmas Eve, in the Stahlbaum house. There's music and presents and food, and the three Stahlbaum children are beside themselves with joy at the wonder of it all. There's danger on the horizon though, heralded by the arrival at the door of local magician Drosselmeyer. He brings bearing gifts for the children, including a wooden nutcracker. This is just the start of an adventure which will lead our characters into a war between mice and gingerbread men, and through the Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy awaits!