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24 Nov

Goh Ballet Presents The Nutcracker, Dec. 18-22 (VIP Prize Package Giveaway!)


A heart-warming journey into a magical world, the Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker production is the perfect holiday treat for your family. Since the production began six years ago, critics have called it “an outstanding production” (the Vancouver Sun), “a gleaming ornament” (the Georgia Straight) and “the one to see” (the Province). The production quickly became a holiday tradition for Vancouver families and is the only Nutcracker in Vancouver that features live music and a cast composed of more than 200 dancers, including ballet superstar Paloma Herrera from American Ballet Theatre (New York) as the Sugar Plum Fairy. This ballet interpretation of E.T.A. Hoffman’s adored fairy tale, “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” is set to the Vancouver Opera Orchestra’s rendition of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, The Nutcracker Suite.

Fun Facts:

  • An established holiday tradition: 2014 marks the production’s 6th year
  • Anticipated attendance of more than 10,000 guests this season
  • More than 200 dancers and other performing artists of all ages
  • Star performers: Paloma Herrera, international dance superstar and Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Dmitri Dovgoselets, a soloist with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet
  • Choreographed by Emmy award-winning Canadian choreographer Anna Marie Holmes
  • Thousands of hours go into making the production every year, including choreography, rehearsals, set and costume production, set-up and performances
  • Executive Producer for the production is Chan Hon Goh, recipient of the 2013 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and former principal dancer for the National Ballet of Canada

2014 Event Details:

Show Times: December 18-22, 2014

  • 18th, 19th 22nd at 7:30 p.m.
  • 20th at 2:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
  • 21st at 3:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Centre, 777 Homer Street, Vancouver (across the street from the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch downtown)

Tickets: Range from $28.00 to $83.25. Available through Ticketmaster, by calling 1.855.985.2787 or by visiting


We’re giving away a VIP PRIZE PACKAGE that includes the following:

  • 4 VIP tickets to the opening night of Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker on December 18th at 7:30pm
  • VIP Reception at intermission
  • Exclusive backstage tour after the performance with a chance to meet members of the cast
  • Photo opportunity with the cast and dancers after the performance (during the exclusive backstage tour)

Simply post a comment below and be automatically entered to win this amazing prize package. We’ll select a winner on Monday, December 8th and notify the winner by email. Good luck!

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