Celebrate the season with the truly beloved holiday favorite Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema’s “The Nutcracker.”
The world-renowned Bolshoi Theatre’s enchanting production of Tchaikovsky’s cherished ballet streams to Orcas Center on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Christmas would not be complete without the magical tale of young Marie and her Nutcracker prince! The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story The Nutcracker and the King of Mice written by E.T.A. Hoffman about a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads. On Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll transforms into a beautiful prince who takes her on a magical journey. Before they leave, they must confront the Mouse King whose army is threatening Marie.
Danced by the Bolshoi’s principals, E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fairytale staged by Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich will transport children and adults alike to a world of magic and wonder for the holiday season. Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker was first performed over 120 years ago. The gorgeous costumes, exquisite production and enchanting characters we all love will transport you to a fairyland of magic where you’ll see every detail as if you are sitting front row center of the grand Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. An all-time favorite ballet for the holidays, the Bolshoi’s The Nutcracker Ballet is the perfect holiday outing for the whole family.
Tickets for the Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema’s The Nutcracker are $20, $15 for students, $2 off for Orcas Center members, and may be purchased at www.orcascenter.org or by calling 376-2281 ext. 1 or visiting the Orcas Center Box Office open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12 – 3 pm. There are $5 subsidized tickets are available at the box office.