The Nutcracker is a story of battle, fantasy, sugary treats, Christmas gifts, wizardry, snowy scenes, and not only the magic of the holidays but also the magic of childhood. It’s not just for dance lovers, it’s most definitely not just for girls or little dancers to enjoy. Seeing a full snow flurry on stage indoors is like seeing the first snowfall of your life. The dramatic battle between the soldiers and the mice is something has everyone on the edge of their seat.
This year, I have been give two tickets by the Boston Ballet to offer in a giveaway. Enter below for your chance at joining hundreds at the Boston Opera House for a night that will have you humming Tchaikovsky’s waltz of the flowers, and dreaming about the magic you will see happen on stage. For a little look at what has been going on behind the scenes for the past weeks, here is a great article: Helping tiny feet learn their steps in Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker. Opening night is Friday, November 28th and the performance begins at 7:30.
The Nutcracker opens Friday, November 28th and will run through December 31st, 2014.For younger children, who might not quite be ready for a full performance of The Nutcracker, the Boston Ballet School will have story hours on the North Shore perfect for all the little ones. Join Boston Ballet School around the community for a festive and interactive Nutcracker story hour! Children of all ages will enjoy learning about the story, characters, and music of this beloved holiday tradition.
Tuesday, December 2 • 10:30-11:30 AM Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union Street, South Hamilton
Wednesday, December 3 • 10:30 – 11:30 AM Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem
Friday, December 5 • 10:30-11:30 AM Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main Street, Peabody
Wednesday, December 10 • 10:30-11:30 AM Danvers Library, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers
Friday, December 12 • 10:30-11:30 AM Wit and Whimsy, 60 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead
Wednesday, December 17 • 10:30-11:30 AM Manchester by the Book, 27 Union Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea
Friday, December 19 • 10:30-11:30 AM Sawyer Free Public Library, 2 Dale Avenue, Gloucester