Lighthouse Immersive and Impact Museums, the producers of Immersive Van Gogh, Immersive Frida Kahlo and Immersive Monet & The Impressionists, among others, are bringing holiday magic to families this year. The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle saw its world premiere in Toronto in 2021, and was met with broad acclaim, with Curiocity calling it “magically immersive,” Now Magazine calling it “the perfect thing to get you in the holiday spirit” and Narcity claiming the “dazzling new experience” is “bursting with holiday excitement.” Created by Storywall Entertainment’s creative and technical teams, Immersive Nutcracker is now open in 11 cities across North America this holiday season, including Lighthouse ArtSpace Phoenix (4301 N. Scottsdale Road). Tickets to the experiential retelling of a young girl’s magical Christmas Eve journey can be purchased at immersive-nutcracker.com.
Immersive Nutcracker is an ideal family outing, featuring whimsical animated characters alongside footage of professional ballet dancers. This joyful 30-minute immersive experience is an ideal outlet to introduce young children to the art of ballet and the captivating storytelling that often accompanies it. Set to the sweeping music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Immersive Nutcracker encompasses visitors in over 500,000 cubic feet of projections composed of over 1 million frames of video, curating a grand immersive display that relays the tale of The Nutcracker from opening to the finale. The projection features beloved scenes set to their classical scores like “The March of the Toys,” “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and more.
Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s 1816 fairy tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, The Nutcracker has become a holiday classic, taking the form of ballets, films and more. The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle is the newest rendition of this timeless classic, using the latest projection mapping technology to chronicle Marie and her beloved toy nutcracker who comes to life to battle the Mouse King and then takes her on an enchanting adventure across a holiday-themed dreamscape.
Like so many others, I have grown up with the tradition of enjoying the Nutcracker story,” says Producer Svetlana Dvoretsky. “This production does not replace any of those classics, but it provides a family-friendly experience that pays homage to the story’s ballet roots.”
Immersive Nutcracker is now open in the following 11 cities across North America just in time for the holiday season.
Five fantasy-filled worlds await audiences in The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle, lovingly designed by Storywall Entertainment’s creative and technical teams. World-renowned ballet dancers Denis Rodkin (principal dancer) and Eleonora Sevenard (leading soloist) perform expert choreography amid the brilliant animations; with young Canadian talents Elizabeth Pivovar and Alexander Marinosyan playing young Marie and her brother Fritz – all surrounding the audience in 360-degree, three-dimensional splendor.
The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle, is a Storywall Entertainment production presented by Lighthouse Immersive and Impact Museums.
Tickets for The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle start at $29.99. Family packs are 10% off per ticket and must be purchased in bundles of four tickets or more. For more information, visit immersive-nutcracker.com. Follow the exhibit on Facebook and Instagram @nutcrackerimmersive.
ABOUT STORYWALL ENTERTAINMENT
Storywall Entertainment, headquartered in Canada, has brought together the best creative professionals from around the world. The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle is the first project from the company.
ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE IMMERSIVE
Lighthouse Immersive creates, produces and distributes innovative digital immersive art experiences through its experiential entertainment multiplex digital art galleries, aiming to cultivate community and creativity through large-scale events and exhibitions of all art forms. Lighthouse Immersive offers versatile spaces for creators to present their work while engaging audiences in unique art experiences that encourage dialogue and inspire new artistic creations. Lighthouse Immersive has produced the world premiere of Immersive Van Gogh, Immersive Frida Kahlo and Immersive Klimt: Revolution to more than 21 North American cities. Recognized as the leader in immersive art experiences, Lighthouse Immersive custom-designs each of their venues, named Lighthouse ArtSpace, to distinctly envelop the various architectural settings they inhabit, it operates galleries in a range of historic venues including refurbished industrial and retail spaces.
Since 2021, the company has opened 24 new galleries in North American cities including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Boston and Denver, and is currently expanding into additional markets. To date, Lighthouse Immersive has sold over 5 million tickets to Immersive Van Gogh across North America, with Artnet calling it “one of the largest coordinated art phenomena of all time.”
ABOUT IMPACT MUSEUMS
Impact Museums operates a portfolio of groundbreaking, immersive experiences built around our universal passions for art, entertainment and important social causes. Our immersive studio develops original IP and licenses top-tier IP to build unique, interactive experiences. We connect with audiences emotionally through great storytelling around the topics they care about passionately. In addition to our own unique IP, Impact Museums invests in and partners with leading experiential producers to help them scale their winning experiences globally. Backed by an impressive roster of investors, Impact Museums is led by a passionate team of successful entrepreneurs building the next generation of museums and experiences. Collectively, we’ve built 15 companies, produced over 300 experiences, managed P&Ls of $750M, scaled global teams in 65 offices, collaborated with the world’s top artists, and built lasting social impact programs.