The Nutcracker in Terre Haute, IN

Libretto and choreography by Andrei Litvinov

Hatfield Hall

5500 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47803

Nov 16
01:00 & 06:30

$45-85

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Step into Clara's world and immerse yourself in a delightful Christmas party that promises to unfold into a truly magical experience.

As the night grows late and everyone else has retired to bed, a wondrous transformation begins. In the enchanting realm of this performance, you will witness the splendor of Tchaikovsky's iconic score, which weaves its melodic tapestry throughout the ballet, setting the stage for Clara's extraordinary journey.

The music will transport you to a realm where dreams come to life and the spirit of the holiday season dances in the air. As Clara's adventure unfolds, you will be captivated by the battle between her enchanted Nutcracker and the formidable Mouse King.

Prepare to hold your breath as the tale takes an unexpected turn, leading Clara and her loyal companion into a mesmerizing world beyond imagination.

  • How long is the show?

    Looking forward to catching a specific show but unsure about its runtime? Don't worry, we've got you covered! To find out the exact length of the show, simply give the theatre a call on the day of the performance! Their friendly staff will be more than happy to provide you with all the details you need.

  • What time do doors open?

    Doors open approximately 60 minutes before the start of the show! But remember, this time may change without notice. For any updates or additional information, feel free to give our friendly Box Office a call. Don't miss out on the excitement, we can't wait to welcome you!

  • The Age Suggested

    The Age Suggested for the Performances: 3+ Looking for a family-friendly show that everyone can enjoy? Look no further! We are thrilled to announce that our upcoming performance is suitable for children aged 3 and above. Don't miss out on this opportunity to bond with your family.

Sinopsis

“The Nutcracker” is a famous ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and is based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.” It premiered on December 18, 1892, at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. Although the initial reception was mixed, “The Nutcracker” has since become one of the most popular and frequently performed ballets worldwide, particularly during the holiday season.

The ballet is typically divided into two acts, with three main scenes in each act. The first act sets the stage for the magical journey, taking place on Christmas Eve at a festive gathering. The character Drosselmeyer, a toymaker and magician, plays a prominent role in orchestrating the magical events. The children, including Marie
(also known as Clara), eagerly anticipate the arrival of Christmas gifts and the enchantment that accompanies the holiday season.

“The Nutcracker” is a famous ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and is based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.” It premiered on December 18, 1892, at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. Although the initial reception was mixed, “The Nutcracker” has since become one of the most popular and frequently performed ballets worldwide, particularly during the holiday season.

The ballet is typically divided into two acts, with three main scenes in each act. The first act sets the stage for the magical journey, taking place on Christmas Eve at a festive gathering. The character Drosselmeyer, a toymaker and magician, plays a prominent role in orchestrating the magical events. The children, including Marie
(also known as Clara), eagerly anticipate the arrival of Christmas gifts and the enchantment that accompanies the holiday season.

Principal Dancers

FAQ

  • Doors open approximately 60 minutes before the start of the show! 🎭 Please make a note that this time is subject to change without notice. For any additional information, feel free to give the theater Box Office a call. 📞🎟️
  • Why does an infant or child need a ballet show ticket? Have you ever wondered why infants or children need a ticket to attend a ballet show? Let me share the scoop with you! Ballet shows are not just a delightful experience for adults, but they can also be incredibly magical for our little ones! Here's why it's important for infants and children to have their own ticket: 1️⃣ Immersive Experience: Ballet performances are a feast for the senses! From the graceful movements to the enchanting music and stunning costumes, these shows create a captivating world for both young and old. By having their own ticket, infants and children can fully immerse themselves in the wonder and beauty of the performance. 2️⃣ Reserved Seating: Having a ticket ensures that infants and children have their own designated seat. This allows them to have a comfortable and safe space to enjoy the show without being disturbed. Plus, it also helps the organizers manage the seating arrangements efficiently. 3️⃣ Safety First: Ballet shows often have limited capacity to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all attendees. By requiring tickets for infants and children, event organizers can control the number of little ones in the audience, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. 4️⃣ Support for the Arts: Purchasing a ticket for an infant or child not only grants them access to a beautiful performance but also supports the arts industry. Your contribution helps sustain ballet companies, theaters, and artists, allowing them to continue creating awe-inspiring shows for generations to come. So, next time you plan to attend a ballet show with your little one, don't forget to get them their own ticket! Let's create unforgettable memories and nurture a love for the arts in our children from a young age!
  • When attending a ballet performance, it's important to dress elegantly and appropriately for the occasion. Here are some fashion suggestions to consider: 1. Classic Black Dress: A timeless choice, a little black dress is always a safe bet for a ballet performance. Opt for a well-fitted, knee-length or midi dress to exude sophistication. 2. Chic Cocktail Attire: If you want to add a touch of glamour to your look, go for a chic cocktail dress. Choose a dress in a rich color or with subtle embellishments to make a stylish statement. 3. Elegant Jumpsuit: For a modern and fashionable twist, consider wearing an elegant jumpsuit. Look for a tailored jumpsuit in a luxurious fabric that flatters your figure. 4. Flowy Skirt and Blouse: Embrace a more romantic style by pairing a flowy skirt with a feminine blouse. This combination creates a graceful and ethereal look, perfect for a ballet performance. 5. Tailored Suit: If you prefer a more tailored and sophisticated look, a well-fitted suit can be a great choice. Opt for a slim-cut blazer and trousers, paired with a blouse or silk camisole. 6. Comfortable Footwear: Since ballet performances involve a lot of standing and walking, choose comfortable yet stylish footwear. Opt for dressy flats, low heels, or elegant ankle boots to keep your feet happy throughout the evening. Remember, the key is to strike a balance between comfort and style. Dress in a way that allows you to fully enjoy the performance while feeling confident and fabulous! 💃👗
  • 🎭 Attention theatre-goers! 🎟️👜 Planning to catch a show at the theatre? Wondering about the bag policy? 🤔 Here's what you need to know! Most theatres have a bag policy in place to ensure the safety and comfort of all patrons. While specific policies may vary, it's generally recommended to bring a small bag or purse that can fit comfortably under your seat. Large backpacks or bulky bags are often not allowed inside the auditorium. Remember, the bag policy aims to enhance your theatre experience and maintain a secure environment for everyone. So, before you head out to enjoy a performance, double-check the theatre's website or contact their box office for the most up-to-date information regarding their bag policy. Let's have a delightful and hassle-free theatre experience together! 🎭
  • 📷 Camera Policy Update: No Photo Shooting or Video Recording during the show. 🚫 Hey everyone! We wanted to take a moment to inform you about an important update to our camera policy here at Classical Arts Entertainment. Effective immediately, we kindly request that there be no photo shooting or video recording during the show. While we encourage capturing special moments, this policy aims to ensure the quality and privacy of our video content. By refraining from taking photos during video recordings, we can minimize distractions and maintain a professional atmosphere. This policy applies to all team members and guests who participate in our video production process. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in adhering to this camera policy. If you have any questions or need clarification, please reach out to the theater Box Office. 🎥✨
  • 📸🩰 Attention all ballet lovers! Get ready for an unforgettable experience at our upcoming show! 🎭✨ We are thrilled to announce that during the one-hour before the show start, during 20 minutes intermission, and immediately after the show, you will have the incredible opportunity to take photos with a talented ballerina! 📸✨ Capture the magic of this moment and create lasting memories with a professional photographer. For just $25 per photo, you will receive a beautifully printed 8 x 10 size photograph. 🖼️💫 But wait, there's more! As an added benefit, you will also receive a digital link on Google Drive with several photos, allowing you to share these precious moments with your family, loved ones, and friends! 🌟💞 Don't miss out on this amazing chance to meet a ballerina up close and personal, and take home a stunning keepsake from the show.✨👯‍♀️
  • 🎭 Attention all theater enthusiasts! 🎭 We are thrilled to announce that the program for our upcoming performance is now available in PDF format on our website. 📚🌐 Simply head over to www.classicalarts.net to find it and get a sneak peek into the mesmerizing world of our show! ✨✨ But wait, there's more! 🤩🎉 On the day of the performance, we will also have a QR code displayed in the theater lobby. 📲🎟️ Simply scan the code with your smartphone to instantly access the program. 📱🎭 No more worrying about losing or forgetting your physical program. 🚫📖 Now, it's easier than ever to stay connected and immerse yourself in the magic of our production. 🌟✨ Get ready to be captivated by the enchantment of the stage! 🎶🌟 Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to enhance your theater experience. See you there! 🎭🎉

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Join us for the most anticipated performance of the year and experience the full program of The Nutcracker like never before! Discover the genius behind the melodies as we delve into the life and works of the renowned composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Meet our brilliant artistic director, who brings this timeless ballet to life with their exceptional vision and creativity. Marvel at the grace and precision of our talented dancers as they take center stage and transport you to a world filled with wonder and enchantment. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to witness the magic of The Nutcracker!

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