Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker Dances its Way into Vancouver (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster for Goh Ballet’s highly anticipated production of The Nutcracker, which is set to return to the stage at The Centre in Vancouver this holiday season for its ninth annual presentation.

This year’s production runs from December 14th to the 19th and features Principal Dancers Jerome Tisserand and Elizabeth Murphy from the Pacific Northwest Ballet, who will perform as the Cavalier Prince and the Sugarplum Fairy, respectively, alongside more than two hundred local and international talents.

Chan Hon Goh, Executive Producer of The Nutcracker says: “Thousands of families from across the Lower Mainland have incorporated Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker into their holiday traditions, and we invite you to join us on an enchanting escape with Clara and her beloved Nutcracker, as they embark on a journey to battle the evil Mouse King and his army of mischievous mice through the Land of the Snow, Lemonade Sea, arriving at the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy.”

The cast will dance to choreography by Emmy award winning dance visionary, Anna-Marie Holmes, as well as musical accompaniment by the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, which will be performing Tchaikovsky’s iconic Nutcracker Suite, under the musical direction of Conductor Leslie Dala.

Jerome Tisserand and Elizabeth Murphy say: “We’re incredibly thrilled to come to Vancouver this holiday season to perform as principal dancers in Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Across the dance world, Goh Ballet has garnered a reputation as a ballet company that pursues excellence onstage, highlighting the very best of its performers. We are honoured to dance among some of Canada’s best talents, to choreography by the incomparable Anna-Marie Holmes, and we look forward to mesmerizing the crowds with a classical rendition of E.T.A. Hoffman’s fairytale.”

2017 marks a particularly important year for The Nutcracker, as it coincides with Goh Ballet Academy’s 40th anniversary, the leading performing arts education institution in Vancouver.

Ms. Goh adds: “Vancouver has been our home for more than 40 years, and we are humbled and proud to be able to provide this incredible city with a Nutcracker production that it can call its own. So many internationally recognized talents have launched their careers performing with Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker and we’re excited to introduce audiences to the more than two hundred local and international performers who will take to the stage this holiday season.”

Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker is also proud to welcome back the support of their Production Title Sponsor, De Beers Diamond Jewellers for a second year.

From December 14th to 19th, The Nutcracker will run nightly, with matinee performances on weekends. The performances are sure to sell out, so make sure to purchase your tickets before they’re gone, to experience Goh Ballet’s beloved, traditional portrayal of this classical masterpiece.

Looking for an extra special experience to treat yourself and gift to loved ones? For the first time this year, VIP experience packages are available for purchase, providing attendees with a prime orchestra seat, a collectable program and a Limited Edition autographed show card. What’s more, your evening will begin with a Nutcracker cast member ushering you to a pre-show champagne reception and photo opportunity with costumed dancers. Last, the night will conclude with a walk through the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy up close, as you take part in a post-show private backstage tour and a meet-and-greet with performers on stage. 

Dates and Times of Performances:

  • December 14, 15, 18 and 19 at 7:30pm
  • December 16 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
  • December 17 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm

Location:The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts | 777 Homer Street

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit GohNutcracker.com

Social: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Free Ticket Giveaway!

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the December 15th performance of The Nutcracker. Simply post a comment below telling us why you want to be part of the audience at next week’s show and be automatically entered for a chance to win. We’ll select one lucky winner on Tuesday, December 12th and notify the winner by email. Good luck!

Updated Tuesday, December 12th: Congratulations Miren! You are the lucky recipient of a pair of tickets to the December 15th performance of The Nutcracker. Please check your inbox for further details on how to go about claiming your prize. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment and entered for a chance to win. We hope you can still make it out to experience this holiday favourite! 

Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Comments are closed for this post

112 Responses to Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker Dances its Way into Vancouver (Free Ticket Giveaway!)