Join Joburg Ballet as the company brings to sparkling life one of the most popular and beloved classical ballets in the world with an enchanting new production of The Nutcracker from 5 to 14 October at Joburg Theatre. With exquisite dancing, sumptuous sets and Tchaikovsky’s captivating music played live by the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, The Nutcracker is an unforgettable treat for children and adults alike.
Choreographed by Angela Malan, former senior principal dancer with Joburg Ballet, The Nutcracker will transport audiences to a fairy tale world, as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince dance through snowflakes, journey to the kingdom of sweets, encounter waltzing flowers and meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.
“I want this production to showcase all the wonder and magic of The Nutcracker, while at the same time capturing the timelessness of the great classical ballet tradition,” said Malan. “I’m creating a sparkling new version for Joburg Ballet, while remaining faithful to the original 19th century classic.”
Beautiful new sets and lighting by designer Wilhelm Disbergen will bring this magical world to life on stage, while conductor Eddie Clayton and the full Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra will conjure Tchaikovsky’s shimmering score. The JPO is generously sponsored for the season by The Michel Tesson Trust.
“I’m really looking forward to working with both South Africa’s premier ballet company and the finest orchestra in the country,” Clayton said. “This will be my first time conducting Tchaikovsky’s famous music and it promises to be a glorious and joyous production at Joburg Theatre.”
Joburg Ballet offers its usual range of affordable ticket options for The Nutcracker, including half price on opening night, two budget-priced morning matinees with all seats just R100* and discounts for pensioners and groups.
Please note casting is subject to change
The roles of the Snow Queen, her Cavalier, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier as follows:
Friday 5 October at 19:30: Nicole Ferreira-Dill, Leusson Muniz, Shannon Glover, Armando Barros
Saturday 6 October at 15:00: Claudia Monja, Revil Yon, Monike Cristina, Ruan Galdino
Saturday 6 October at 19:30: Savannah Ireland, Mahlatse Sachane, Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Revil Yon
Sunday 7 October at 15:00: Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Armando Barros, Nicole Ferreira-Dill, Leusson Muniz
*Tuesday 9 October at 11:00: Nicole Ferreira-Dill, Leusson Muniz, Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Revil Yon
Wednesday 10 October at 11:00: Savannah Ireland, Mahlatse Sachane, Claudia Monja, Bruno Miranda
Friday 12 October at 19:30: Claudia Monja, Revil Yon, Shannon Glover, Armando Barros
Saturday 13 October at 15:00: Claudia Monja, Revil Yon, Nicole Ferreira-Dill, Leusson Muniz
Saturday 13 October at 19:30: Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Armando Barros, Monike Cristina, Ruan Galdino
Sunday 14 October at 15:00: Nicole Ferreira-Dill, Leusson Muniz, Shannon Glover, Armando Barros
Dates, Times, Prices:
Fri 5 Oct. at 19:30 – Half Prices: R100, R138, R188, R205, R238
Sat 6 Oct., Fri 12 Oct., Sat 13 Oct. at 19:30; Sat 6 Oct., Sun 7 Oct., Sat 13 Oct., Sun 14 Oct. at 15:00 – Standard Prices: R200, R275, R375, R410, R475
Tues 9 Oct.* & Wed 10 Oct. at 11:00 – All tickets R100 (*Tues 9 Oct. at 11:00 to recorded music)
Where: Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein (GPS -26.191316, 28.038519)
Book now: At Joburg Theatre Box Office; or tel. +27(0) 861 670 670; or online at www.joburgtheatre.com or www.webtickets.co.za. Patrons can also book and pay via the Nedbank app and at selected Pick n Pay stores (full list at www.webtickets.co.za/pnpoutlets.aspx)
*Please note the 11:00 performance on Tues 9 Oct. is without the JPO; the performance will be to recorded music for DVD filming purposes.
For press information, images and interviews, please contact Fiona Walsh at Joburg Ballet on +27(0)11 877 6900 / +27(0)84 405 1112 / email@example.com
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We would like to acknowledge the support of the City of Johannesburg and all our Sponsors.