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Shumka's Nutcracker ballet is coming to Camrose for two shows: Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 pm. Tickets are adult $64+gst and child/student $49+gst

Shumka’s Nutcracker

Dates : Friday, December 08, 2023, Saturday, December 09, 2023
Time : 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday
Address : 4501 50 Street
Tickets : Adult $64+gst | Student/Child $49+gst

Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre

The magic returns this Christmas…

Shumka’s Nutcracker returns to the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre for two shows.

An annual Christmas tradition in Edmonton, Shumka’s Nutcracker blends the grace and lyrical nature of classical movement with the strength and power of Ukrainian character dance, leaving audiences exhilarated and entertained. The cast of over 80 features Shumka dancers, youth from the Shumka School of Dance, the Clara’s Dream Choir, and special guest artists from Ukraine’s top dance companies.

“A perfect first Nutcracker for many generations … A powerful and beautiful thing to behold.”

Salena Kitteringham, The Edmonton Journal

Touted as “Canada’s Ukrainian Nutcracker,” the production is a folk ballet based on the timeless Christmas classic. The production incorporates Ukrainian traditions, folk and character dance, grand orchestral versions of the legendary score with specially added compositions, and Ukrainian symbols woven into lavish sets and costumes. The performance is a graceful, joyfully conceived presentation of enchantment embracing a classic tale of young Clara and her dream Prince.

“A stunning take on a timeless classic.”

Colin Maclean

The production features choreography by National Artist of Ukraine Viktor Lytvynov and Shumka’s John Pichlyk; additional music and score adaptations by Honoured Artist of Ukraine Yuri Shevchenko; and costume/set design by National Artist of Ukraine Maria Levitska.

 

Both performances are show sponsored by Wild Rose Co-op. Our media sponsors are 840 CFCW and New Country 98.1.