The Nutcracker ballet returns to Fathom Events this holiday season. In collaboration with More2Screen and EuroArts Music, Tchaikovskyâs The Nutcracker will be in U.S. cinemas on Monday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (local time). The Russian Imperial Mariinsky Theatre was the original home to Pyotr Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker in 1892, when it made its worldwide debut. Movie theater audiences will experience the marvelous talents of two of the Mariinsky Theatreâs rising stars Alina Somova as Clara (Masha in the original Russian ballet) and Vladimir Shklyarov as the Nutcracker. Conducted by Valery Gergiev, this timeless production of The Nutcracker opens with a Christmas Eve party and a young girl, Clara, being given a nutcracker doll by her godfather, Drosselmeyer. Later in the evening when Clara sleeps, she finds herself in the midst of the Nutcrackerâs battle against the Mouse King and his army of mice. Coming to Clara's aid, the Nutcracker is transformed into a Prince.