We love the ballet, and are looking forward to the latest offering from Joburg Ballet, who will be bringing one of our favourite ballets of all time to life this October at Joburg Theatre.
Loved by young and old the classic ballet, The Nutcracker will showcase some exquisite dancing, stunning sets and Tchaikovsky’s captivating music played live by the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, this is an unforgettable treat for children and adults alike.
Choreographed by Angela Malan, former senior principal dancer with Joburg Ballet, The Nutcracker will transport audiences to a fairy tale world, as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince dance through snowflakes, journey to the kingdom of sweets, encounter waltzing flowers and meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.
“I want this production to showcase all the wonder and magic of The Nutcracker, while at the same time capturing the timelessness of the great classical ballet tradition,” said Malan. “I’m creating a sparkling new version for Joburg Ballet, while remaining faithful to the original 19th century classic.”
Beautiful new sets and lighting by designer Wilhelm Disbergen will bring this magical world to life on stage, while conductor Eddie Clayton and the full Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra will conjure Tchaikovsky’s shimmering score. The JPO is generously sponsored for the season by The Michel Tesson Trust.
Joburg Ballet offers its usual range of affordable ticket options for The Nutcracker, including half price on opening night, two budget-priced morning matinees with all seats just R100* and discounts for pensioners and groups.
Find out more online at Joburg Theatre right here…