Date: Sunday, December 21
Time: 12:55 p.m. ET / 11:55 a.m. CT / 10:55 a.m. MT
Tape-delayed to 12:55 p.m. PT/AK/HI
Run Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (approximate)
Ticketing: Tickets are available by clicking on the orange “Buy Tickets” button. If online ticketing is not available for your location, you can purchase your tickets by visiting the box office at your local participating cinema.
Special Fathom Features: A special production captured live from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Russia.
Experience the excitement and the beauty of world-class performances from the Bolshoi Ballet at your neighborhood cinema with the Bolshoi Ballet 2014-15 Season. The production of The Nutcracker will be broadcast to select cinemas nationwide on Sunday, December 21.
On Christmas Eve, Marie’s godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically come to life. The nutcracker grows to human size and takes charge of the tin soldiers, flying to the rescue of Marie, who is threatened by the Mouse King and his mouse army.
Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story, The Nutcracker is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, charming sets and enchanting costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil.
This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by The Nutcracker.
Click here for complete information about the Bolshoi Ballet 2014-15 Season.