It was the night before Christmas…
On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Clara falls asleep after a party at her home and dreams herself into a fantastic world where toys become larger than life.
Her beloved Nutcracker comes to life and defends her from the Mouse King, who magically is turned into a Prince after Clara saves his life.
Clara and her Nutcracker’s adventure is the world’s most famous ballet by Marius Petipa with this special adaption created by Melbourne City Ballet’s Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo to Tchaikovsky’s famous score.
Expect a joyous explosion of colour as Melbourne City Ballet brings to life this audience favourite just in time for Christmas.
Artistic Director: Michael Pappalardo