Ballet West The Nutcracker Tickets

Ballet West The Nutcracker is a performance of America's most popular ballet, a Christmas holiday tradition today. As the most performed ballet of all time, it is held regularly each year by various ballet companies in the US and other parts of the world. This particular performance of The Nutcracker is by the Ballet West, one of the most renowned ballet companies existing today in the US. It is a company whose performances are a must see, usually after buying Ballet West The Nutcracker tickets.

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About Ballet West The Nutcracker

Ballet West The Nutcracker performance is an edition of The Nutcracker by William Christensen. It features dazzling costumes, enchanting musical scores and astounding choreography. It is recreated on sets designed to give an out of this world, magical feeling, transporting audience members to the world of The Nutcracker. It is performance by a ballet company that brings the story alive, told together magically in a way that has marveled many for the fifty six times it has been performed. This particular show is fifty seventh such. It has been praised by the likes of The New York Times, whose critic, Alastair Macaulay, has reviewed it as ‘one of the best productions I’ve ever seen’. As such, it is a ballet performance to catch live via cheap Ballet West The Nutcracker tickets. 

This particular edition of this phenomenal ballet, Ballet West The Nutcracker, features a story with a wide array of characters. It all starts at the home of the Stahlbaums where Mrs. and Mr. Stahlbaum are getting ready for Christmas, on Christmas Eve. Guests start arriving, first amongst them Mr. Drosselmeyer, the Godfather of Clara, the Stahlbaums’ young daughter. He brings a gift to her, a custom made nutcracker in the shape of a soldier. Clara immediately likes the gift and cannot go to sleep, thinking about the nutcracker. She then wakes up at night to look at it but finds herself part of a bigger story, with the nutcracker battling huge mice.

The organizing company of Ballet West The Nutcracker was founded in 1963 by William F. Christensen, also the creator of this edition of The Nutcracker and the founder of the first ever ballet department in a US university, and Glenn Walker Wallace.  It is led today by artistic director Adam Sklute and its official school is the Ballet West Academy. It is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Five years after its founding, it rose to new heights after it was chosen to represent the Federation of Rocky Mountain States and thus the whole of the western US, resulting in its current name.

Today, Ballet West The Nutcracker’s organizers are famous all over the US, being featured regularly on TV, in series such as Breaking Points. The current artistic director, Adam Sklute, has led the company since 2007, formerly an associate director, ballet master and dancer at The Joffrey Ballet. It is home to several renowned dancers including Michael Bearden, Christiana Bennett, Katherine Lawrence and Christopher Ruud. In short, this is one ballet performance to be seen live, by ordering Ballet West The Nutcracker tickets for a spectacular time this Christmas holidays, a time filled with fun, excitement and joy. It is a production for adults as well as children, exciting in all aspects from music to dance.