Group of Seven Nutcracker runs

Ballet Jörgen Can­ada re­turns to River Run Centre on Dec. 3 and 4 at 7:30pm with The Group of Seven Nutcracker.

Choreographed by Bengt Jör­gen to Pyotr Ilyich Tchai­kovsky’s score, the re-working of the classic is a collaboration with Kleinburg’s McMichael Canadian art collection. The Group of Seven Nutcracker features as a backdrop Can­ada’s 20th Century landscape artists 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).

Set in the early 1900s the Canadian Nutcracker brings to life the magical tale of a little girl’s Christmas dream and her grand journey through nor­thern landscapes filled with snow­flakes, trilliums, and creatures of the woods.

Thirteen students from Guelph, Elora, Orangeville, Georgetown and surrounding communities have been sel­ec­ted to join the company’s pro­fessional cast for the Guelph performances. They were chos­en from a group of 53 that auditioned in September.

For the  performances , all seats are reserved. Adult tickets are $36 and $40, seniors’ $34 and $38, students $23 and $27. Limited premier seating is available.

Tickets are on sale at the River Run Centre box office at (519)763-3000 or  1-877-520-2408 or online at