Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker tells the story of a young girl’s Christmas fantasy. This classic version is set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music, with its wonderfully danceable, innocent melodies and brilliantly inventive orchestration. It features dancing mice, a sugar plum fairy and a Christmas tree that grows all wrapped up in a turn-of-the-century Canadian setting. With original costumes and scenery by designers Paul Daigle and Brian Perchaluk, this new Nutcracker is visually spectacular. Choreographed by Galina Yordanova and Nina Menon, the RWB’s Nutcracker preserves the best of the Russian tradition and spices it with a uniquely Canadian perspective. An instant holiday classic!