Canyon Concert Ballet presents our 36th annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet. With a dazzling score by Tchaikovsky performed by the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, this is a rare chance to see a classical ballet accompanied by a live, full orchestra in Fort Collins. This iconic holiday story is sure to please audiences of all ages with mystery, battles, and beautiful ballerinas in sparkling tutus!
“The Nutcracker” follows a young girl, Clara, through her adventures on Christmas Eve during a party visited by her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer. Life size dolls and toy soldiers create an evening that grows even more fantastical as she falls asleep and witnesses toy soldiers battling mice and rats. A journey through the Land of Snow leads her to a world led by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, and filled with dancing candies and sweets performing for her and her soldier prince.
This year, the Sugar Plum Fairy will be played by guest artist, Rie Ichikawa, and her Cavalier will be played by guest artist, Pavel Gurevich. Both dancers are from the Boston Ballet.
Our Nutcracker has five performances this year:
- Friday, December 8 at 7pm
- Saturday, December 9 at 2pm and at 7pm
- Sunday, December 10 at 2pm and at 7pm
Tickets can be purchased at the Lincoln Center online, or by calling their ticket office at 970-221-6730.
We hope to see you at this magical annual holiday tradition!