Tue | Jan 16, 2018

The Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker One of the world's greatest classic

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM
The Bolshoi Ballet performs one of the greatest classics ‘The Nutcracker’.

Captured live from the stage in Moscow, The Nutcracker makes it way to Palace Cineplex on Sunday, December 17, at 11: 30 a.m. for another spectacular encore.

The Nutcracker is a captivating and timeless story worldwide, boasting music by Tchaikovsky, one of Russia's most famous composers. 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.

Music: Piotr Tchaikovsky

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich

Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, soloists and Corps de Ballet.