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. THE NUTCRACKER IN 3D follows nine-year-old Mary (Elle Fanning) whose dull Viennese Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement and adventure following the arrival of her beloved Uncle Albert (Nathan Lane) and his gift of an enchanted nutcracker.
On Christmas night, Mary’s new friend, The Nutcracker (Charlie Rowe) or “NC,” comes to life and takes her on a wondrous journey into his magical world of fairies, sugarplums, and other Christmas toys which come to life. Mary soon realizes that this fantastical kingdom is facing danger from the tyrannical rule of the evil Rat King (John Turturro) and his devious mother (Frances de la Tour). When NC is taken hostage, Mary and her newfound toy friends must uncover the secret of the Rat King to rescue NC and his kingdom.
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).
Here’s a sneak preview:
I think it looks awesome and exciting, and I’m excited to take my family to see The Nutcracker in 3D. There will be a special showing on November 23rd here in Chicago, and I’ve arranged for 15 of my readers to receive admit-two screening passes. Here’s what you you need to do:
Email Nutcracker.Chicago@gmail.com and in the subject line write “My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings”. Then include in the email your full name, age, and phone number. 15 winners will be chosen at random. (You will be contacted by the PR firm that is helping me with the contest if you are a winner). Entries will be taken from now till Nov. 19th! Good Luck!
Disclaimer: One entry per person. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. Winners will be drawn at random and notified via e-mail. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY! Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and limited by theater capacity. A PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU A SEAT! Theatre is overbooked to ensure a full house. Theatre is not responsible for overbooking. No admittance once the screening has begun.