If there’s one thing that says holiday season, it’s The Nutcracker Ballet. The Nutcracker in Montreal 2018 returns to enchant the city in December with several performances.

The magical story will be performed in and around Montreal in time for the holidays.

The Nutcracker Ballet History

The Nutcracker Ballet was first performed in 1892 in Russia. It was the classic tale based on a young girl named Clara who was transported to the Land of Snow. There are, she met a slew of interesting characters when she received a nutcracker toy.

In the rendition by Les Grand Ballets Canadiens, there are over 150 dancers that take the stage at Place des Arts Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier. The Grands Ballets Orchestra accompanies them.

There are two performances each day from the 13th through the 30th of December – a matinee that starts at 2:00 PM and evening show at 7:30 PM.

For the young, an hour before the show, an actor reads the original story so that the kids better understand it. Then, one audience member is chosen to play a mouse in the performance!

Tickets: Les Grands Ballets 

For five consecutive years, the Ballet Ouest, The Nutcracker production is to be staged and choreographed by Claude Caron.

This performance will feature young dancers from the school, in addition to multimedia projections. This will give it a more modern twist. The Nutcracker 2018 shows will be held at:

  • Centre Pierre Péladeau on December 8 and 9
  • Théâtre des Deux Rives in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu on December 15
  • Théâtre Hector-Charland in L’Assomption on December 21 and 22,
  • Théâtre Gilles Vigneault in St. Jérome on December 29 and 30.

Tickets: The Nutcracker Productions