Nothing says holiday season like The Nutcracker Ballet. The instant you hear just a few keys of the famous Nutcracker Suite you are instantly transported to a wintery wonderland full of whimsical fantasy.
The two-act ballet and the famous score by Tchaikovsky is based on the story written by E.T.A. Hoffman in 1816 which follows a girl named Clara who is given a wooden nutcracker toy on Christmas. At midnight, the nutcracker comes to life in the form of a prince and leads Clara to a candy wonderland ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Each year the Nevada Ballet Theatre performs this fantastical production accompanied by a live orchestra featuring members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic.With it’s spell-binding music, enchanting costumes, wondrous sets and magical dancing the Nutcracker takes you to a dreamworld where anything is possible, especially at Christmas -time.
In honor of the ballet, I put together a few Nutcracker inspired pieces you might want to add to your Christmas Wish-List:
The Nevada Ballet Theatre Performances of the Nutcracker will take place December 13-21 at The Smith Center For the Performing Arts. For Tickets and Show times click here.