Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker has become an integral part of the Christmas season all around the globe. Each year, the magic of the dancing—delicate beauty, powerful athleticism, whimsical charm—combines with the classic strains of Tchaikovsky’s music to beckon young and old alike to the theater for an evening of adventure, mystery, and sugar plum dreams. This year, in its 26th annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet, Grants Pass’ own Stillpoint Dance Studio and the creative team of Penny King, Sylvia Bolton, Jocelyn Vodovoz-Schmidt, and Erica Bury bring us an exciting new vision that includes fresh choreography alongside familiar scenes, new characters joining old favorites, and a strength of storytelling that will transport audiences to a world of grand parties, thrilling battles, and wonder-filled fantasies.
On Sunday, December 10 at 1:00 PM, renowned pianist Dr. Alexander Tutunov will appear as Nutcracker composer P.I. Tchaikovsky to give an entertaining and informative pre-show talk about the composer’s life, as well as perform excerpts from the ballet on piano. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear history come alive through the hands of a musician described as “one of the most gifted pianists to emerge from the former Soviet Union” (Joseph Banowetz, pianist) and “unquestionably one of Russia’s top-level performers” (Paul Freeman, conductor). Tickets for this one-time special event are $10, and are purchased in addition to The Nutcracker Ballet performance tickets.
Saturday December 9th – 7:30pm
Sunday December 10th – 2:00pm
Saturday December 16th – 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday December 17th – 2:00pm
Tickets are now on sale online. Tickets will also be available at the door on show days. For more information call 541/476-4641.