Winner: Nutcracker a cracker this Christmas

NTCRACKER: The Russian Ballet dances The Nutcracker at RPAC on December 16.

NTCRACKER: The Russian Ballet dances The Nutcracker at RPAC on December 16.

The Nutcracker makes a timely performance at the Redland Performing Arts centre at 7.30pm on Saturday, December 16.

The performance follows one of Romeo and Juliet on the night before.

The Nutcracker is the magical adventure of Clara, Fritz and The Nutcracker as they battle the evil Rat King.

After Swan Lake’s success in touring Australia last year, The Russian National Ballet Theatre returns to RPAC, this time bringing the world’s greatest classic ballet, The Nutcracker.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The basis for the creation of the theatre was a necessity for promising young theatre with high creative potential, both classical and contemporary.

Tickets are adults $79, seniors/pensioners $69 and students $59. Book at the RPAC box office,  2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland or phone 3829 8131 (a $4.10 booking fee per transaction applies)

Winning a double pass (value $158) is Yvonne Doughty of Thornlands.