Our family has a tradition, of going to the theatre during the Christmas holidays, that goes back as far as I can remember. My mother loved to take me to the theatre when I was little. It was such a special event for me, with getting dressed up and going out at night.
My mother-in-law and I started taking my daughters to Symphony Nova Scotia‘s The Nutcracker, in Halifax, as soon as they could sit still in a seat. It has been an annual tradition ever since. Put on by Symphony Nova Scotia, Halifax Dance and Mermaid Theatre it is one of the best performances I have ever seen for children.
Our girls loved this version of the Nutcracker from the very first time they saw it. The Nutcracker Ballet is the story of Clara, a little girl, who receives a toy nutcracker for Christmas. When the toy comes to life, she’s whisked away to an enchanted world where she must overcome the ferocious Mouse Queen! Featuring innovative giant puppets, spirited dancing, and Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly beautiful music, this tale of magic and wonder is a seasonal treat for all ages. The puppets make it especially fun for small children.
Symphony Nova Scotia has given me two tickets to this year’s show, to give away to a local reader. Enter using the form below. You must be able to attend the December 12th performance, at 4PM in Halifax, Nova Scotia.