Why See The Nutcracker?
The NEW-LOOK PRODUCTION returns FOLLOWING its 2014 SELL-OUT premiere
The Oklahoma City Ballet's 2014 updated production of The Nutcracker is one of the city's holiday highlights and a must-see for any family! The Oklahoma City Philharmonic help the many dancers bring this magical story to life. This revamped ballet from 2014 presents new costumes by Susanne Hubbs and sets by Emmy Award-winning designer Gregory Crane for an up-to-date refresh, with a move back to Tchaikovsky's original 1892 St Petersburg libretto to provide audiences with a brand-new way to experience this holiday favorite!
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The Oklahoma City Philharmonic help the many dancers and colorful characters, including dancing snowflakes and fairies, bring this magical story to life. The story centers around adolescent Clara, whose wealthy parents are holding a lavish Christmas Eve party at their townhouse. When gifted with a beautiful handcrafted nutcracker doll, Clara is delighted - up until her boisterous younger brother manages to break its jaw.
Upset, Clara tries to fix the doll, and falls asleep under the family Christmas tree once all the guests have departed. When she awakes at midnight, she is alone, and somehow the tree has grown to a staggering height. To her surprise, the doll is gone, and she is ambushed by a troupe of unruly life-sized mice who attempt to take over the house.
Out of nowhere, a handsome prince who bears a striking resemblance to her doll appears with his own cadre of soldiers - tin soldiers. With Clara's help, the now life-sized Nutcracker manages to defeat the nefarious Mouse King, and sends them all packing. Grateful for her help, he extends an invitation to join him on a journey to the mythical Land of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy reigns supreme.
Upon their arrival they are surrounded by life-sized sweet treats, angels and fairies, and of course, the Fairy herself. At her command, a celebration of dance is put on for the traveling duo, which takes them on a visual journey to all four corners of the world.
Opening night: 9 December 2017
Suitable for the whole family
Two hours with one intermission
Cast and Creative
Artistic Director - Robert Mills
Scenic Designer - Gregory Crane
Costume Designer -Suzanne Hubbs
Composer - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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