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The Nutcracker encores this Sunday

Published:Wednesday | February 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM
The Bolshoi Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ in performance.

Come join us this Sunday, 11 a.m. at Palace Cineplex for The Nutcracker, as we celebrate this glorious masterpiece with the Russian Embassy in Jamaica, and Select Brands.

If you're in Montego Bay, make it Palace Multiplex for the delightful encore performance by the Bolshoi Ballet Company direct from Moscow.

On Christmas Eve, Marie's godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically come to life. The nutcracker grows to human size and takes charge of the tin soldiers, flying to the rescue of Marie, who is threatened by the Mouse King and his mouse army.

Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann's story, The Nutcracker is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil.

This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by The Nutcracker.