This has to be a first - SCYTYD winners getting to guest star with a ballet company: (I might just have to go to my local cinema...)
So You Think You Can Dance Canada's Nico and Allie Join The National
Ballet of Canada in The Nutcracker Live in HD
December 13, 2008 at 2:00 pm
December 11, 2008... So You Think You Can Dance Canada's inaugural
winner Nico Archambault and runner up Allie Bertram will join The
National Ballet of Canada onstage in The Nutcracker live in
High-Definition (HD) on December 13 at 2:00 pm ET as Cannon Dolls.
The Nutcracker live in HD is being shown exclusively at 79 Cineplex
Entertainment theatres across Canada and will also be broadcast on
Bravo! on December 18, 2008 at 8:00 pm ET/5:00 pm PT.
The Nutcracker live in HD is presented by TD Waterhouse, with additional
funding by John and Claudine Bailey.
"TD Waterhouse is proud to support this outreach initiative of the
National Ballet. We're distributing complimentary movie passes to inner
city youth through The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Programme and the TD
Waterhouse Investment in Youth Initiative," says Bill Hatanaka, Group
Head Wealth Management, TD Bank Financial Group and Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer, TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. "It is our great pleasure
to help make this simulcast possible and ensure that young people across
the country experience the magic of The Nutcracker at this special time
TD Waterhouse is the top sponsor of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award in
Canada, which encourages young people to invest their time, energy and
efforts to set and achieve goals.
The Nutcracker will be filmed using six HD cameras at the Four Seasons
Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto and will be transmitted live
to 79 Cineplex Entertainment theatres throughout Canada.
The Nutcracker live in HD is a three-way partnership between The
National Ballet of Canada, Cineplex Entertainment and Bravo!.
Admission for children ages 3-12 is $9.95, for seniors is $17.95 and
general admission is $19.95, plus applicable taxes. A special Family
Pack price is also being offered for $49.95, plus applicable taxes,
which includes two adult or two senior admissions and two child
admissions. The Family Pack is available at participating theatre box
offices only. A special group rate is also available for groups of
twenty or more at $16.50 per person (general admission) and $8.50 per
child. For more information on group rates, call 1 800 313 4461. For
more information on tickets and theatre locations, visit
The Nutcracker on Stage at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing
The Nutcracker choreography and libretto are by James Kudelka, music is
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, set and costume design are by Santo