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.