World premiere of THE NUTCRACKER IN 3D Giveaway

Every year my girls and I go to see the Nutcracker.  It’s a tradition my mother started with my sister and me, and that she and I have carried on with our daughters.

This year I’m surprising my girls by taking them to the Premier of THE NUTCRACKER IN 3D at The Grove in Los Angeles.

A little bit about the movie:

Freestyle Releasing in Association with Cinemarket Films present

THE NUTCRACKER IN 3D

U.S. Release Date: November 24, 2010

From the imagination of acclaimed Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky, the cherished story of The Nutcracker will be brought to life in spectacular 3D this holiday season.

A classic fairytale with modern thrills and spills, THE NUTCRACKER IN 3D begins with a young girl’s precious nutcracker doll coming to life on Christmas Eve, instantly taking her on a wondrous adventure filled with beauty, magic and danger. Inspired by the beloved ballet, THE NUTCRACKER IN 3D features eight songs from Oscar®-winning lyricist and librettist Sir Tim Rice (The Lion King, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) which are based on familiar and cherished Tchaikovsky scores.

Starring Elle Fanning (Somewhere, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Babel) as young Mary, Nathan Lane (The Producers, Bird Cage, The Lion King) as Uncle Albert, and John Turturro (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Transformers) as the Rat King, the film is helmed by award-winning Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky (Runaway Train, Maria’s Lovers, Tango & Cash, Duet for One), who also wrote the screenplay with Chris Solimine (“The Odyssey,” Moscow Chill). Paul Lowin (Rollin’ with the Nines) is the producer and Moritz Borman (World Trade Center, Terminator Salvation, W.) is the executive producer.

Rounding out the talent ensemble cast are: Tony Award-Winner for her work in “The History Boys” and BAFTA nominee Frances de la Tour (Alice and Wonderland, Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire) as Frau Eva; Richard E. Grant (Corpse Bride, Gosford Park) and Yuilya Visotskaya (Gloss, The Lion in Winter) as Mary’s parents; and Charlie Rowe (Never Let Me Go, The Golden Compass) as the Nutcracker Prince. Toy characters are played Daniel Peacock (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, “The Beeps”) as Gielgud the chimpanzee, Hugh Sachs (You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger) as Tinker the clown, and Africa Nile (“School of Comedy”) as Sticks the drummer boy.

Based on the story that inspired acclaimed Russian composer Piotr Tchaikovsky to create the music for the iconic ballet, the film includes eight exciting new songs penned by Oscar-winning lyricist and librettist Sir Tim Rice (The Lion King, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar). style=”font-size: x-small;”>

Sounds fabulous, right?

If you’d like to attend the world premier of THE NUTCRACKER in 3D, too, then share your favorite holiday memory with me in the comment section below.  Up to 5 tickets are available to the winner, and of course your evening on Wednesday, November 10th should be free enabling attendance. Winner will be notified by Tuesday at noon via email.

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    says

    My favorite holiday memory is when the triplets were 4 months old, their first Christmas, and I had them all lined up watching me decorate the Christmas tree. Finally my dream of having children was a reality – and finally it was fun to celebrate Christmas!

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    Shana says

    My favorite holiday memory would be Christmas 2003. My son was a little over a week old and it was our first holiday as a family.

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    says

    There are two things that are important to our family; the Christmas Tree and The NUTCRACKER! While our funds have always been very limited we have enjoyed the scent of a live tree that we decorate with fresh popped corn and the joy that The NUTCRACKER has brought to us each and every year. We would be thrilled to experience this at The Grove in Los Angeles. Merry Christmas and A Blessed New Year !!!!

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    Jacqueline Griffin says

    My uncle is a minister and the only male roll model I grew up knowing. He used to let his children open their gifts before Christmas, he had 7 children. I wanted a “Velevet” doll that year for Christmas, I was propably around 9 years old. My uncle had stopped by just before Christmas. I remember my uncle asked me if I wanted to unwrap a gift. I looked at my mom and she gave me that look a mom gives when she quietly is telling you no, but I knew that she respected her brother, my uncle, and if I unwrapped my present she would have to take up any punishment with him…or not! LOL… My uncle sat their on the sofa telling me to open it while my mother sat their with that look on her face. LOL.. Well, I opened it! It was the Velvet doll I wanted and I was sooo very happy that year!!! It was a wonderful Christmas! I’m sure my mother had to clean many houses to afford to buy me that doll. We were very poor but my mother had the ability to make our home seen just as wealthy as the next! We were rich in many other ways!

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    Rachelle Brancato says

    My mother used to take my sister and I to the Nutcracker ballet when we were little. We would get dressed up in our Sunday best. It made us feel like we were young women. Unfortunately, I fell asleep! I would love to share one of my childhood experiences with my little girls!

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    Augie Brancato says

    My favorite Christmas memory was baking sugar cookies for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Decorating them was the best part! They were my favorite cookie…..