The Nutcracker

Featuring live music with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra


Dec 14-16, 20-24
(incl. Sat & Sun matinées)

Dec 6-9
(incl. Sat & Sun matinées)


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Acclaimed as one of Canada’s finest renderings and celebrated as a delightfully traditional depiction, Edmund Stripe’s The Nutcracker celebrates its 10th anniversary this season.

Opulent and historically authentic, this magical turn- of-the-century retelling of E.T.A. Hoffman’s famous tale is transposed to Imperialist Russia’s majestic era, when French fashion was in vogue and Tchaikovsky composed his timeless masterpiece.


The Nutcracker features a cast of more than 120 performers. With equally sumptuous sets and costumes designed by Emmy Award winner Zack Brown, Alberta Ballet’s incomparable The Nutcracker offers your entire family a festive and glittering evening.


Alberta Ballet will commemorate this production's 10th anniversary with a special edition that includes guest cameos and new choreographic elements.


Alberta Ballet's holiday tradition of The Nutcracker will shine brighter than ever in 2018! 


Edmund Stripe


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Peter Dala

Alberta Ballet plunges us into so deep a fantasy we scarcely notice, because the dream and the dancing are so beautiful.
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