Director: Choreography Yuri Grigorovich, Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Libretto Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa).

2018, Russia, 135 with one intermission., G

Cast: Margarita Shrayner (Marie), Semyon Chudin (The Nutcracker Prince), Denis Savin (Drosselmeyer), Alexander Vodopetov (The Mouse King), and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet.


With the holiday season upon us, it’s an excellent time to make plans with family and friends to see the famed Bolshoi Ballet’s magical production – in Ultra High definition –  of Nutcracker on our Sunday, December 19 matinee! There is nothing like the music of Tchaikovsky matchless dancers to bring this timeless fairytale for all ages to life. On Christmas Eve, a young girl named Marie receives a nutcracker from her godfather – or is he a wizard who brings all of the toys to life, including the now handsome Nutcracker Prince? Marie and the Prince fly over the Christmas tree village, taking in every magical moment…until Marie wakes up. Was it all an enchanted dream?

“I want this ballet to be given the respect that it deserves and to be seen by more people – for so many more to experience the beauty that I’ve found in the dance world!” Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre.