Winnipeg Arts Council

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Nutcracker

Featuring the Red River Jig, performed by the Asham Stompers and Premiere Ukrainian dance performed by Rusalka! A uniquely Canadian spin on the beloved holiday story makes our Nutcracker a nostalgic treasure that charms audiences of all ages, year after year. Young Clara’s dreams come to life in spectacular fashion as her nutcracker transforms into a gallant soldier to defend her from the army of the Mouse King, with majestic Mounties battling the mischievous Mice. The duo journey through a shimmering winter wonderland filled with dancing snowflakes and adorable polar bears to the court of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Tchaikovsky’s iconic score sets the stage for marvelous turn-of-the-century costumes and sets. Don’t miss the hijinks of fan-favourite Filbert the Bear during the family party! Run Time: 2 hours and 4 mins (Including 20 minute intermission) Choreography: Galina Yordanova and Nina Menon Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Costume Design: Paul Daigle Scenic Design: Brian Perchaluk Lighting Design: Michael J. Whitfield Check out for show times and other details.