BBB Nutcracker Brings Tchaikovsky’s Classic to Kids

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Montreal, Dec. 21, 2020. Just in time for Christmas, Bach Before Bedtime has released BBB Nutcracker, a music video based on Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic, ideally suited for children in this time of pandemic lockdown. It recreates, perfectly, the magic of the BBB live performances, bringing together dancers, a string quartet, English and French narration, illustrated animation and singalongs. 

In only 30 minutes, children are introduced to the world of classical music and the whimsical story of The Nutcracker. The interactive video gives children the feeling that they are part of the story. They get the chance to join in, singing and dancing with the artists. 

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“In this film, I wanted to capture the magic of The Nutcracker but with the children being almost able to touch the musicians and dancers,” says Dorothy Fieldman Fraiberg. “This closeness is very important. Another thing I think is very important is that the children own this video, and they can watch it over and over.” 

BBB Nutcracker offers the perfect recipe to create lifelong memories and to make young and old fall in love with classical music. Through a very intimate setting, it brings the experience of concerts and ballet to children, who will want to watch the performance time and again. It is an event, something special. It is a magical moment to watch, sing, dance, share and rewind. 

About Bach Before Bedtime

Bach Before Bedtime is now in their eleventh season. Last year, their 27 concerts held in Place des Arts reached more than 40,000 children. All the productions and all the narration are bilingual English and French. Each concert is built around a theme in which dancers, musicians, singers, narrators, acrobats and clowns tell a whimsical story.


  • Duration: 30 mins
  • Cost: $15
  • Musicians and performers:
    • Dancers: Leah Tremblay, Pauline Gervais
    • Musicians: Alexander Lozowski (violin), Amélie Benoit Bastien (violin), Jean René (viola), Sheila Hannigan (cello), Dorothy Fieldman Fraiberg (piano)
    • Narration: Dorothy Fieldman Fraiberg, Frédéric Lambert
    • Vocals: Emily Burt
  • Music: P. I Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker Suite, J. S Bach – Brandenburg Concert No. 5
  • Production Credits:
    • Cameras: Huei Lin, John Castillo, Keegan Boulineau, Pascal Piché
    • Lighting Designer: Alexander Mackay
    • Video Editor: Pascal Piché 
    • Sound Recording Technician: Carolina Rodriguez
    • Animation: Daniel Jacques Griffin
    • Choreography: Leah Tremblay, Pauline Gervais
    • Costumes: Leah Tremblay, Pauline Gervais, Sheila Hannigan
    • Founder and Artistic director Allegra + BBB: Dorothy Fieldman Fraiberg
    • Executive Producer: Dorothy Fieldman Fraiberg
    • Producer: Emily Burt
    • Administration: Emily Burt

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit

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