Best of The Nutcracker

4 - 5 December 2020
Concert Hall, QPAC
Presented in association with Queensland Performing Arts Centre

On sale 9am November 25

Best of The Nutcracker

Christmas magic returns to the stage at last with Queensland Ballet’s Best of The Nutcracker. Be transported to the enchanting world of The Nutcracker, where Clara embarks on a Christmas adventure to the Land of Sweets and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Best of The Nutcracker is a special edition season, with highlights from the classical adaptation of ETA Hoffmann’s tale of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816). Choreographed by Ben Stevenson OBE, Queensland Ballet presents a 1-hour performance to delight audiences this festive season.

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The program will begin with the beautiful Snow Scene from Act 1, running directly into the Land of Sweets that features the world-famous Sugar Plum Pas de Deux (Act 2).

Don’t miss your chance to experience this magical season with the whole family.

For four shows only at QPAC’s Concert Hall 4-5 December.

Recorded music by Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nigel Gaynor.

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Choreographer - Ben Stevenson OBE

Composer - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conductor - Nigel Gaynor

Music Performed by - Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Costume Designer - Desmond Heeley

Associate Costume Designer - Noelene Hill

Set Designer - Thomas Boyd

Lighting Designer - David Walters

Lighting Recreator - Cameron Goerg

#Ticket Prices

Adult - From $40

Concession - $40

Child - $30

Under 30 - $30

QB Subscriber Discount - $40

Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) - $150

Groups 10+ school age children (1 comp per 10) - $30

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction.

#Performance Dates

Friday 4 December


Concert Hall, QPAC

Friday 4 December


Concert Hall, QPAC

Saturday 5 December


Concert Hall, QPAC

Saturday 5 December


Concert Hall, QPAC

Saturday 5 December


Concert Hall, QPAC

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Image credit

Principal Artist Laura Hidalgo 

Creative Direction Designfront Photography David Kelly