Get ready for a new Nutcracker

Photo courtesy Grand Rapids Ballet.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) The Grand Rapids Ballet has brought together some of the greatest artistic talent in the country to create a new, exciting, and fully re-imagined version of the classic Nutcracker.

The new production will feature the creative vision of Chris Van Allsburg, the author of “The Polar Express.” Other big names behind the production include Eugene Lee, the production designer for “Saturday Night Live,” and choreographer Val Caniparoli, who’s done productions for ballet, opera, and theater for more than 35 companies worldwide.

The world premiere of the new Nutcracker will be December 12-14 and 19-21, 2014, at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids. A gala event will take place on Thursday, December 11, to benefit Hospice of Michigan’s Pediatric Hospice Program and the Grand Rapids Ballet. 

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