Oakville Centre is host to the timeless classic, The Nutcracker. Originally it was a two act ballet with music by Tchaikovsky. The complete Nutcracker has been very popular around the holidays since the mid-20th century and performed worldwide by ballet companies.
There will be 9 shows at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts beginning today and running through Dec. 4, 2011.
Enjoy the upcoming holiday season!
The Nutcracker returns to The Centre
It’s become quite an Oakville tradition to have a performance of The Nutcracker by local dancers.
The Oakville School of Dance is bringing back the timeless holiday classic to The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, with a nine-show run, which opens Friday. The school has been putting on The Nutcracker, in one variation or another, annually for nearly 40 years and the full-length production for about 20 years.
This year the Oakville show will feature more than 120 local dancers. Along with them are two guest artists who are rotating the role of the Sugar Plum’s Prince. They are Noah Long (former soloist with the National Ballet of Canada), and Etienne Lavigne (National Ballet of Canada’s first soloist).
Regular tickets to the performance cost $29.99. There is a total of nine performances at The Centre, with the show run ending on Dec. 4.
“Begin the holiday season with this timeless production,” she said. “This exceptional presentation of The Nutcracker will take the audience through Clara’s Christmas Party and on a magical journey to the Land of Snow, and Kingdom of Sweets. The Nutcracker never ceases to bring joy and excitement and is bound to be a treasured memory whether you’re four or 94.”
The Nutcracker returns to The Centre.
A HOLIDAY TRADITION: The Nutcracker returns to The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts on Friday for a run of nine performances. The ballet is staged by the Oakville School of Dance, also known as Oakville Ballet.