Arts & Entertainment

The Nutcracker

Irina Kolesnikova as Clara Photo: KT

The Australian Ballet is bringing a classic here to Sydney this holiday season. The Nutcracker is an enchanting story of a young girl, Clara, who falls in love with a wooden nutcracker that her grandfather has made. She finds herself downstairs with her doll when the clock suddenly strikes midnight. Mice start to come out, her nutcracker grows to life size and she’s in stuck in the middle of a battle between mice and gingerbread men. Recommended for ages three and up, this magical and lively adventure will keep your family at the edge of their seats.

“Opening in 2016 and touring into 2017, we’re delighted to bring the production to more people and theatres around Australia, giving families the chance to experience world class ballet – designed just for them to enjoy,” said David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet.

Founded in 1962, the Australian Ballet Company has continuously represented Australia and has performed in 87 cities worldwide including, New York, London, Tokyo and Shanghai. This impressive ballet company has 80 extraordinary dancers as well as amazing craftspeople and an orchestra of 62 musicians. (KH)

Until Dec 29, varied performance times. Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House. $43-$54. Tickets & info: www.australianballet.com.au

BY KAITI HAVILAND

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