The Nutcracker

Tuesday, December 17, 2013   

Celebrate the season when NCM Fathom Events, Royal Opera House and Arts Alliance bring Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker to the big screen in a magical one night event. From the very first notes of Tchaikovsky’s overture a sense of mystery and magic pervades the stage. The story unfolds at a Christmas Eve party at which Herr Drosselmeyer gives young Clara a nutcracker doll – beginning a night that includes a magically growing Christmas tree, a midnight battle of toy soldiers, the defeat of the villainous Mouse King and a headlong pas de deux in which Clara and Hans Peter meet and celebrate their triumph before being enveloped in a magical snowstorm.

Performed by The Royal Ballet from London’s world-renowned Royal Opera House, this not to be missed family event dances its way into select cinemas on Tuesday, December 17 at 7:00pm (local time). For a list of participating cinema locations and to purchase tickets, visit

And for a sneak peek into the magic of this holiday classic, watch an extended trailer here.

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