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Holiday magic is made across the country year after year by Ballet Jörgen’s traditional treasure The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition. Created by acclaimed choreographer and Ballet Jörgen’s Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen to Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score, this beautiful Canadian work is coming to Sudbury Theatre Centre’s stage for just four performances – November 14, 15 at 7:30 pm and November 16 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm.

With well over 100 costumes in richly coloured fabrics, The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition brings out the magic of Canada. Audiences are taken on Klara’s familiar, magical dream journey as she arrives in Canada and experiences winter landscapes filled with snowflakes, lumberjacks, Mounties and creatures of the woods. 20th Century landscapes make up the stunning 30-foot backdrops, including Franklin Carmichael’s Church and Houses at Bisset (1931), Tom Thomson’s Snow in the Woods (1916), and L.L. Fitzgerald’s Trees and Wildflowers (1922).


This celebration of the wonder of the season is based on the popular traditional story The Nutcracker and the King of Mice by E.T.A. Hoffman, enjoyed by audiences for years. The ballet’s second act is remembered for its celebration of varied dances and our charming divertissements of raccoons, loons, dragonflies and bears demonstrate Klara’s longing for the summer months as she travels excitedly through her dreams. The iconic, show-stopping pas-de-deux in the final act is lovingly danced by Lord and Lady Birch as they usher Klara safely home at the end of the adventure.


Ballet Jörgen’s Nutcracker has become a national treasure that will warm the hearts of young and old alike. It is a holiday tradition that has showcased the magic of the season for years. Rediscover the joy of dance with the show that audiences return to see again and again: The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition.


The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition is likely to sell out by opening night – don’t be disappointed! Book your tickets online at, call the STC DiBrina Box Office at 705.674.8381 x21 or stop by in person at 170 Shaughnessy St in Downtown Sudbury.


The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition was developed in collaboration with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and was made possible through the support of the late Ann and Lyman Henderson and the Ontario Arts Council.

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen would also like to acknowledge the support of National Presenting Partner, Bank of Montreal. Additional support comes from Aeroplan.


Ontario touring support is provided by the Ontario Arts Council.


Ongoing support is provided by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council.



Currently Celebrating its 32nd season, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen enriches our lives by bringing professional ballet to communities – large and small, urban and rural – across Canada. Known for the warmth and beauty of its productions, CBJ reaches every province, delivering more than 1,500 performances, ballet classes and community engagement events involving over 60,000 participants annually. For more information visit


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