Monday, November 19, 2012

Giveaway: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at The Pennsylvania Ballet




Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev 
It is Nutcracker season! I'll never forget the magic of going to see the Nutcracker in Center City with my grandmother. It was an amazing treat and watching the Sugar Plum Fairy is a memory I will never forget. I cannot wait to take my two little dancers for their first grown-up ballet this Christmas season.

This year, celebrate 25 years of the Philadelphia region’s most beloved holiday tradition, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, December 8-30, 2012 at the Academy of Music. George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ is presented by First Niagara.


 “Pennsylvania Ballet first performed George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ back in 1987, and 25 years later it remains our most beloved production,” Artistic Director Roy Kaiser says. “The brilliance of Mr. B’s choreography, the timeless story and score, and spectacular sets and costumes make this ballet a must-see every year.”


Follow Marie and her Prince through the dazzling party scene, a harrowing battle, a glistening forest full of snow, and into the wondrous Land of Sweets. The Philadelphia Boys choir and dozens of local dance students add to the enchantment. See why so many make memories with this production.
Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Photo: Alexander Iziliaev 

New this year! Pennsylvania Ballet is proud to partner with The Salvation Army. At performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, audience members are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need. Once collected at the theater, these toys will be distributed to families across the Delaware Valley throughout the holiday season and beyond.

Tickets start at just $20; but I am so excited to offer a family 4-pack of tickets giveaway to the opening performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker on Saturday 12/8 at 2pm at the Academy of Music. Enter below and share the magic of The Nutcracker with your family this holiday season!
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Disclosure: I received tickets to a performance of The Nutcracker. But all opinions are my own!




13 comments:

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  2. We would read The Night Before Christmas every Christmas Eve. My dad still reads it to us over Skype since we do not live close to them. My kids love it!

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  3. My favorite holiday tradition is opening family gifts on Christmas Eve and Santa gifts on Christmas morning. :)

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  4. We usually have deli sandwiches the night before and watch A Christmas Story. My husband and I watch Bad Santa after the kids go to bed, and then open a gift to each other.

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  5. I love going for our Christmas tree on the weekend on Thanksgiving and decorating all night with chili in the crockpot!

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  6. My 8 year old daughter has been dancing for 6 years, I would love to take her! Thanks for the chance!

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  7. I love Christmas because we actually get to be around family!

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  8. My favorite tradition is the 3-gift thing we do with our kids. :)

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  9. Pick me random generator, pick me!!!

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  10. My favorite tradition is watching the Nutcracker. I'm a dancer at heart!

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  11. We love going to church on Christmas Eve and watching the little play the kids do. Then we get together with my family and exchange gifts that night. The best is Christmas day we stay on pajamas all day,eat, open presents and watch movies. None of the rushing out to visit people just us in our home.

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  12. My husband and I exchange gifts at midnight. Always have, and I love it. Especially with having kids, It's really nice to have that special time together. Good to know about the ballet gift collection, we have tickets for the ballet and tea on the 9th, can't wait!

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  13. My favorite holiday tradition is when the kids sneak downstairs to see if Santa came or not. (Not that he ever didn't show up)But love listening to the kids sneak down and whisper back and forth. No matter how old they get they still do it. Now my grandson does too.

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