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The Nutcracker Sells Out with Record-Breaking Sales

December 17, 2018

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada and Barry Hughson, Executive Director today announced that all performances of The Nutcracker are completely sold out with a record-breaking box office of $4.5 million and 52,685 attending the holiday favourite. #TheNutcrackerNBC

Torontonians love The Nutcracker. Created in 1995 by James Kudelka with score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, sets and costumes by Santo Loquasto and lighting by Jennifer Tipton, over 1,209,116 adults and children have attended the beloved production.

Sold out for the past four seasons, The Nutcracker is onstage until December 30, 2018 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. A limited number of standing room only tickets are available for $12 at 11:00 am on the day of the performance in person at the Four Seasons Centre box office.

For those still looking for the perfect holiday gift, tickets for the smash hit production Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are now on sale, onstage March 7 – 17, 2019.

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TD Bank Group presents The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker is made possible by generous financial support from production underwriters Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Lawrence and Ann Heisey and an anonymous friend of the National Ballet.

Lead philanthropic support for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is provided by an anonymous friend of the National Ballet with additional support generously provided by The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation, Richard M. Ivey, C.C., Rosamond Ivey, Robert & Judith Lawrie and Wallace McCain & Margaret McCain, C.C.

Jillian Vanstone is sponsored through Dancers First by George & Kathy Dembroski.

Tanya Howard is sponsored through Dancers First by Nancy Pencer.

Meghan Pugh is sponsored through Dancers First by Cornell Wright & Sarah McEvoy

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Economic Development & Culture Department; the Government of Canada – Department of Canadian Heritage, through the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism; and the Government of Ontario through The Honourable Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

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