The Nutcracker in Cape Town

Cape Town City Ballet at the Artscape Theatre this December

Cleo Ames and Conrad Nusser in The Nutcracker in Cape Town 2017

'The Nutcracker' in Cape Town will be presented this December in a magical production. This year's version of the ballet is that of Russian choreographer, Viktor Vynonen. It was first seen in Cape Town in 2000, when Viktor Barykin came to Cape Town to teach it

The 'Nutcracker' Ballet is a ballet that always will remain a firm favourite with audiences of all ages throughout the world and is perfect for the festive season. Several young dancers from ballet studios in and around Cape Town will appear as the children in the show. The magical sets create the typical illusion and wonderment which is so loved in Tchaikovsky’s Ballet "The Nutcracker".

The Cape Town audiences will be treated with various performances of 'The Nutcracker' between 15 and 24 December 2017. 

The annual 'Fairy Parade' in Cape Town will be held at 24 December 2017 following the 15h00 performance. Children are invited to come to the stage in their favourite fairy dress to receive a surprise gift by Santa Claus.

The 2017 cast of The Nutcracker in Cape Town

CASTING of the Principal roles in the order:

                                          Sugar Plum Fairy,  Nutcracker Prince,  Snow Queen,   Snow Prince    

  • FRI DEC 15 @ 19h30      Laura Bosenberg,     Daniel Szybkowski,  Rosamund Ford,   Conrad Nusser           
  • SAT DEC 16 @ 14h00     Mariette Opperman, Craig Pedro,             Claire Spector,        Xola Putye
  • SAT DEC 16 @ 19h30    Kirstel Jensen           Conrad Nusser         Leanè Theunissen  Daniel Szybkowski
  • SUN DEC 17 @ 15h00     Cleo Ames,               Martin Milner             Rosamund Ford,     Conrad Nusser
  • WED DEC 20 @ 15h00  Meghan Henegan,   Craig Pedro                 Claire Spector,        Xola Putye
  • WED DEC 20 @ 19h30  Laura Bosenberg,    Daniel Szybkowski,   Rosamund Ford,    Conrad Nusser
  • FRI DEC 22 @ 15h00     Mariette Opperman, Craig Pedro               Leanè Theunissen  Daniel Szybkowski
  • FRI DEC 22 @ 19h30     Cleo Ames,                  Martin Milner            Claire Spector,       Xola Putye
  • SAT DEC 23 @ 14h00    Kirstel Jensen            Conrad Nusser          Leanè Theunissen  Daniel Szybkowski
  • SAT DEC 23 @ 19h30     Meghan Henegan,    Craig Pedro                 Claire Spector,        Xola Putye
  • SUN DEC 24 @ 15h00   Laura Bosenberg,      Daniel Szybkowski,    Rosamund Ford,     Conrad Nusser

Johnny Bovang and Mervyn Williams alternate in the role of Drosselmeyer  

Performances of The Nutcracker in Cape Town

Where? Cape Town/CBD: Artscape Theatre Complex

When? 15 - 24 December 2017 with various afternoon and evening performances to suit the whole family

How much? Tickets: From R120 to R200 with special discounts for groups and schools.

Booking is via Computicket or at the Artscape Theatre Box Office. More info.

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