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Number of performances of James Kudelka’s The Nutcracker since its premiere on 21 décembre, 1995: 592

Number of people who have attended The Nutcracker since its premiere: 1 246 844

Number of children and their families who have attended The Nutcracker for free through Share the Magic: 46 546

Cost to build The Nutcracker in 1995: $2,7 million

Box office revenue from The Nutcracker since 1995: $61,6 million

Number of dancers who have performed the role of Peter/The Nutcracker, originally created by Rex Harrington in 1995: 27

Number of ballerinas who have performed the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy, originally created by Martine Lamy in 1995: 21

Number of performers in each performance: 233 (50 Dancers, 98 Students, 65 Musicians, 20 Singers)

Number of stage crew backstage of each performance: 63

Number of students from Canada’s National Ballet School and public schools in Toronto who perform in each show: 98

Number of Junior Associates of Canada’s National Ballet School who perform as lambs and baby mice in each show: 15

Number of animals in The Nutcracker57 (1 Rat, 1 Horse, 2 Bears, 1 Ram, 1 Rooster, 1 Mouse Tsar, 8 Cossack Mice, 6 Baby Mice, 8 Dog Soldiers, 10 Cat Soldiers, 6 Unicorns, 1 Fox, 1 Sheep, 9 Lambs and 1 Bee)

Number of costumes in each performance: 187

Number of people involved in the creation of The Sugar Plum Fairy costume: 12 (1 Designer, 1 Costume Supervisor, 1 Fabric Buyer, 1 Fabric Dyer, 1 Costume Cutter, 2 Stitchers, 1 Costume Decorator, 1 Tiara Maker, 1 Jewelry Maker, 1 Pointe Shoe Maker, 1 Footwear Coordinator)

Number of layers of tulle in The Sugar Plum Fairy’s tutu: 19

Time to put on the makeup and wig for the dancer who performs the role of Uncle Nikolai: 1 hour

Number of kilograms Uncle Nikolai’s Act I coat weighs: 4,3

Number of pairs of pointe shoes used for The Nutcracker since 1995: 8 485

Number of pointe shoes used in every performance of The Nutcracker43 (1 Bear, 6 Unicorns, 1 Sugar Plum Fairy, 1 Snow Queen, 1 Sheep, 1 Bee, 18 Snow Maidens, 4 Spanish Chocolate, 2 Arabian Coffee, 8 Flowers)

Cost of pointe shoes used in every performance of The Nutcracker$3 870

Number of loads of laundry done following each performance: 9

Number of kilograms of paper released in the snow scene in each performance: 4,5

Number of celebrity Cannon Dolls who have fired the cannon to begin the battle scene including Mats Sundin, Margaret Atwood, Kurt Browning, Doug Gilmour, Rick Mercer and many more: 1 184

Number of books based on The Nutcracker choreographed by James Kudelka: 1

Number of performances cancelled due to snow: 0

Number of roles Tiffany Mosher has danced in The Nutcracker11 (Baba, Spanish Chocolate, Snow Maiden, Female Bear, Sheep, Arabian Coffee, Bee, Flower, Party Guest, Servant and Courtier)

The Nutcracker  celebrates its 25th season and is onstage 10 décembre, 2020 – 31, 2020.

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