Why See Ballet Des Moines: The Nutcracker?
The 17th Annual Production of Ballet Des Moines's Nutcracker!
Ballet Des Moines' much loved production of The Nutcracker returns to stage. This year marks the 17th anniversary of their production of this classic Christmas tale, and is once again sure to be an enchanting night out for audiences of all ages!
The story of The Nutcracker was originally written by E.T.A. Hoffmann however the beautiful score which accompanies this world-famous ballet was created by Tchaikovsky and received its debut over 100 years ago in 1892. A evening spent at a performance of this enchanting Holiday classic by your local ballet company is the perfect way to welcome in Christmas with the whole family!
What is The Nutcracker about?
One snowy Christmas Eve, at a great townhouse where a party is in full swing, local magician Herr Drosselmeyer with gifts for the children, including a wooden nutcracker for Clara, the oldest child. When the clock strikes twelve an adventure begins and the Nutcracker comes to life, leading our heroine Clara into a war between mice and tin soldiers, and into the enchanted Land of Sweets where a festival awaits them.
Opening night: 7 December 2018
Perfect for the whole family to enjoy
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