Dance Victoria has announced it is offering free viewings of the holiday classic, Nutcracker, December 9 to 12.
Presented in partnership with the Royal and McPherson Theatres Society, the virtual performance is being held to allow a wide audience for the show.
Ballet Memphis presents their version of the popular holiday classic in what’s described as “an enchanting, one-hour, made-for-TV holiday classic, filled to the brim with joy. Follow Clara in her adventures battling the Mouse King, and in the magical Land of Sweets where dancers from faraway lands entertain her and her dream Prince.” The high-definition presentation was filmed at the historic Mallory-Neely House in the Victorian Village district of Memphis, Tennessee.
“We are thrilled that our friends at Ballet Memphis reached out to us with their filmed version of Nutcracker when it became clear we were unable to present a live Nutcracker at the Royal Theatre this year,” says Dance Victoria Executive Producer Stephen White. “And doubly thrilled that the Royal and McPherson Theatres Society agreed to partner with us so that we could offer this very special film to the families of Greater Victoria for free. A wonderful way to celebrate the holidays and kick off Dance Victoria’s 25th Anniversary Season.”
Royal and McPherson Theatres Society Executive Director Franz Lehrbass says “over the past 18 months, our web team has been hard at work developing our capabilities and implementing a new product to deliver digital content through our website. We’re excited to use this new capability to partner with Dance Victoria in presenting this holiday tradition.”
Ballet Memphis in Nutcracker is available from Thursday, December 9 (5 pm) until Sunday, December 12 (11:59 pm). Virtual seats are limited, so register early to secure your seat. Online registration begins November 16, 2021 at 10 am.
Click here for the registration page, open beginning November 16 at 10 am, where you’ll be directed to the Royal McPherson box office website.