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Gillian Murphy and James Whiteside.
Photo by Rosalie O'Connor.

Upper right: Sarah Lane and Joseph Gorak.
Photo by Gene Schiavone.

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Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky

TIMING: 13:00

Synopsis


After Drosselmeyer navigates the sleigh through the blizzard to safety in the sunny Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Sugar Plum Fairy commands a festival in honor of Clara, featuring charming dances from around the world. As the celebration draws to a close in Act II, Clara receives her greatest Christmas wish and sees herself transformed into a beautiful Princess to dance in the arms of her Nutcracker Prince in this breathtaking pas de deux.