The Nutcracker New York Tour
Anyone who has existed for at least one Christmas is likely well aware of the effect
that The Nutcracker and the iconic characters within has on the world, as well as the creative community as a whole. Originally
performed all the way back in 1892 as a double bill for Tchaikovsky as he presented an original opera, lolanta, as well as
The Nutcracker alongside Marius Pepita. The fact that The Nutcracker has permeated all forms of media is astonishing, but
not surprising, as the score, performance, story, and characters were destined to become classics. And so just as regular
as the changing of the seasons, The Nutcracker inevitable takes to the stage once again for a tour that gives you plenty of
chances to get out to the David H Koch theater in New York and check it out for yourself! With a tour that will be going on
for months on end, powering through the rest of 2013 and getting the new year on a good start with a few more performances
in January 2014. This is a show that if you haven't seen it, then you owe it to yourself to get your tickets from StubHub
today! Tickets are on sale now, but you might want to hurry as they are highly likely to sell out fast!
A unique tale that has been told on the stage for well over a century, The Nutcracker is a piece of history
that continues to exhilarate and entertain audiences of all ages all over the world to this day. The story of The Nutcracker
is that a young girl's favorite Christmas toy, a nutcracker, magically comes to life and promptly defeats the evil Mouse King
in a fierce battle. After the battle with the Mouse King, the Nutcracker takes the young girl to a magical kingdom of which
the denizens are all dolls. The Nutcracker ballet is actually an adaptation of an adaptation, with the original being the
classic story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" by E.T.A. Hoffman, which was later revised by the famous Alexadre Dumas
into "The Nutcracker". It was upon Dumas' revision that the ballet was worked off of, as it was a much more simplified version
that would work best as a two act ballet. It's impressive that throughout the decades that this wonderful stage production's
story has remained relatively untouched, albeit with a few minor changes varying from production to production.
With such a thrilling story to focus on as well as the masterful musical work of the legendary composer
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, it would seem that the ballet was destined for success from the very start. However, this was not
the case at all, as the original production was frowned upon, seen as amateur in most respects except for the score, which
was lauded for it's reverence. There would not be another production of the ballet for decades to come, finally getting another
chance in 1919 when it was majorly revised in aspects of story as well as performance. The ballet didn't see another production
until it hit the US for the first time in 1944 when it was performed by the San Francisco Ballet, but it was in 1954 when
the New York City ballet performed George Balanchine's staging that the production finally started to gain traction as a classic.
From there the ballet has snowballed into the iconic and traditional performance that is well known worldwide, being adapted
for film as well as various ballet and musical productions.
The Nutcracker Trivia
While it's no surprise
that the production of The Nutcracker is a popular one and has been for many years, it may come as a shock exactly how popular
it is and how much ballet companies actually count on the upcoming production of it. With ballet companies all across the
country and the world looking forward to the traditional holiday times to perform the Nutcracker, quite possibly the biggest
reason why is due to the fact that the more major ballet companies actually make about forty percent of their annual ticket
sales from these performances. With that much money coming from a single production, there's good reason why it comes back
every year with new vigor.
For decades, seeing The Nutcracker has been as traditional as
Christmas itself, and with so many iconic characters and a score by the legendary Tchaikovsky, there's plenty of reasons to
check it out for yourself. This is a holiday tradition that takes to the stage each and every year at venues all across the
country, so if you've somehow managed to dodge seeing this up to this point then you owe it to yourself to change that by
getting your tickets from StubHub today! StubHub is your one stop shop for any and all of your ticket related needs, and don't
forget to check back often to see what new events and dates are added daily!