The Russian Imperial Mariinsky Theatre was the original home to Pyotr Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" in 1892, when it made its worldwide debut. Movie theater audiences will experience the marvelous talents of two of the Mariinsky Theatre's rising stars--Alina Somova as Clara (Masha in the original Russian ballet) and Vladimir Shklyarov as the Nutcracker.
Conducted by Valery Gergiev, this timeless production of "The Nutcracker" opens with a Christmas Eve party and a young girl, Clara, being given a nutcracker doll by her godfather, Drosselmeyer. Later in the evening when Clara sleeps, she finds herself in the midst of the Nutcracker's battle against the Mouse King and his army of mice. Coming to Clara's aid, the Nutcracker is transformed into a Prince and journeys with her to an enchanted island where spectacular celebrations are held in their honor.
"The Nutcracker" ballet returns this holiday season, and for the first time ever will be shown in RealD 3D, presented by NCM Fathom in collaboration with More2Screen and EuroArts Music.