The stuff of dreams

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on March 10, 2018

FOR some young boys and girls, their first introduction to the timeless tale The Nutcracker was the 2001 animated film Barbie in the Nutcracker.

The graceful tones of Tchaikovsky’s score and the twirling story of the sugarplum fairy soon became the backdrop of dreams and bedtime stories, and meant The Nutcracker remained in the hearts of children well into their adulthood.

For those wanting to relive the magical journey of Clara and the Nutcracker, Moscow Ballet ‘La Classique’ will bring the story to life on March 18 at the Albany Entertainment Centre.

The Nutcracker follows protagonist Clara on Christmas Eve, who is gifted a nutcracker doll that comes to life when the clock strikes midnight.

The young girl is then whisked away to the magical land of the sugarplum fairy, where she must help defeat the evil mouse king.

Often the choice for the traditional Christmas Eve movie and a popular theatre production across the decades and across all generations, The Nutcracker on an Albany stage should be a night to remember.

Tickets for the March 18 performance are on sale now and can be booked online via Ticketek or by calling the AEC Box Office on 9844 5005 or 1300 795 012.