Saenger Theatre | New Orleans, Louisiana
When the Holiday season comes, among the most anticipated events are the performances of The Nutcracker. The ballet show is a timeless classic. With it, Christmas will be complete. Its whimsical tale, sugarcoated tunes, and graceful dances always capture attention. Among the best productions of the ballet classic is The Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet from the Talmi Entertainment. The production is a mainstay of the company. It has been performed since 1979 and has toured many theatres. That is why it has become an annual tradition. It includes a diverse ensemble of great dancers, making the production a must-see. On its tour this year, the Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet will come to the Saenger Theatre – New Orleans on December 30. Add this to your New Orleans Christmas bucket list, and it is sure that you will have an unforgettable Holiday season! Ticket sales for the show have begun. Buy yours now before they sell out!
The Nutcracker is a Christmas staple. The Holiday season will only be complete with its whimsical tale, sugarcoated tunes, and graceful dances. Among the best productions of the beloved ballet show is from Talmi Entertainment. For 30 years, they have been entertaining North America with their prestigious exhibitions, including The Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet. This is a must-see with an ensemble comprising the bests around the world.
The Talmi Entertainment ballet company was formed in the 60s. Akiva Talmi, the founder, met Alexander Godunov, Leonid, and Valentina Kozlov and joined him in his initial productions. As the company grew, it began touring in 1979. Among their mainstay productions is The Nutcracker. Forty years after, their show has become one of the most known.
Currently, the company boasts a diverse ensemble of fantastic ballet dancers. Its principal artists include Prima Ballerinas Karyna Shatkovskaya and Olena Pecheniuk, Japanese dancers Hitomi Takeda and Haruo Niyama, and Turkish dancer Batur Buklu. All of them have received acclaim in their careers. The NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet has become a touring tradition. It has performed in many theatres in North America and is an annual production of many of them. It is also a favorite among prominent figures like former first family Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.
In addition, the production offers a unique take on the timeless classic. Through their "Dance With Us" program, young ballet dancers can dance with the ensemble and join them during their fall tour.
The Nutcracker comes from the 1816 story of E. T. A. Hoffmann. Called initially, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, it tells the story of a girl who receives a Christmas gift that comes alive. Its ballet recreation was made by Pytor Ilytch Tchaikovsky, helped by the choreography of Marius Petipa.
Its first act starts at a Christmas party as Herr Drosselmeyer gives the young Clara a nutcracker. Later that night, she dreams that the toy will come alive. The story continues with a war between toy soldiers and the mice led by the Mouse King. The second act opens with Clara and the Nutcracker going on an adventure in a magical kingdom.
See the show at the Saenger Theatre – New Orleans show on Saturday, December 30. Buy tickets now!