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The Queensland Ballet's The Nutcracker at QPAC

The Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker at QPAC

| On 14, Dec 2014

Plastic pine trees twinkling with assorted embellishments, children preparing their ridiculously long letters to Santa and shopping centre sales not unlike a scene straight out of The Hunger Games; it is no secret that Christmas is looming. If there is anything more ‘Christmassy’ than Rudolph or a Boxing Day hangover, it has got to be The Nutcracker.

Enter the captivating world of the Queensland Ballet’s 2014 production of The Nutcracker. With beautiful dance, festive sets and exciting costumes, Ben Stevenson’s production of The Nutcracker is the perfect Christmas outing for the whole family.

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All of our favourite characters are set to stun the audience throughout the classic story. When the clock strikes midnight, Clara’s enchanted Christmas gift leads her into a magical world.


With the noble Nutcracker by her side, Clara takes on the evil King Rat and his mice, and voyages to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy bids everyone to dance in her honour. So they do. And it’s awesome.

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To complement the performance, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Mogrelia, offers a moving soundtrack composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Make Christmas extra special this year and purchase your tickets before they sell out.



What Queensland Ballet – The Nutcracker 2014

When December 12th – 23rd

Where Playhouse theatre, QPAC

How Much From $90

More Information Visit to purchase tickets

Image credits: Queensland Ballet’s official Facebook page