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[11/05/14 - 10:50 AM]
Ovation's Annual "Battle of the Nutcrackers" Event Is Back Along with a Host of Holiday Classics
The fan-favorite "The Battle of the Nutcrackers" pits four vastly different productions of The Nutcracker ballet against each other.

[via press release from Ovation]

OVATION'S ANNUAL "BATTLE OF THE NUTCRACKERS" EVENT IS BACK ALONG WITH A HOST OF HOLIDAY CLASSICS

Highlights Include the US Television Premieres of The Nutcracker by Youri Vámos and a new Royal Opera House Ballet in the "Battle of the Nutcrackers"; Plus Dolly Parton in Unlikely Angel, Ben Hur, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and The Ten Commandments

SANTA MONICA, CA - November 5, 2014 - Serving up a big helping of artful Holiday fare, Ovation, America's only arts network, will feature the return of its annual programming event "The Battle of the Nutcrackers," including the US premieres of The Nutcracker by Youri Vámos and a new production by the Royal Opera House, as well as a host of classic Holiday-season mini series and movies.

Monday, December 15th marks the return of Ovation's fan-favorite "The Battle of the Nutcrackers," which pits four vastly different productions of The Nutcracker ballet against each other. Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite production on Ovationtv.com. Including the US premieres of Nutcracker ballets by Youri Vámos on Monday, December 15 and the Royal Opera House on Tuesday, December 16, the Battle will include returning favorites by the Bolshoi Ballet on Wednesday, December 17 and the Mariinsky Theatre on Thursday, December 18. All of the competing Nutcracker ballets will be battling it out on Ovation's "Morning Canvas" block, with the winning Nutcracker revealed on Monday, December 22 at 8 pm ET.

On Christmas Day, December 25, Ovation has a full schedule of classics in store, including:

Unlikely Angel, starring Dolly Parton - 9:00 am ET

Ben Hur (mini-series), starring Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries) and Emily VanCamp (Revenge) - 11:00 am ET

Ben Hur - Behind the Scenes - 3:30 pm ET

The Ten Commandments - 4:00 pm ET

The Greatest Story Ever Told - 8:00pm ET

Please visit www.Ovationtv.com/schedule for our full schedule.

About Ovation

Ovation is America's only arts network, featuring a one-of-a-kind mix of original and US premiere art-centric series, documentaries, films and specials. The network reaches a national audience of over 50 million homes and is available on cable, satellite, and telco systems, such as Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV, Time Warner Cable, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter, Bright House Networks, RCN, and Hawaiian Telcom. Ovation's viewer experiences extend across its linear network, VOD and TVE, the popular ovationtv.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. As a cause based media company, Ovation is engaged with the arts both nationally and locally, providing millions in contributions and support to community organizations, cultural institutions, and arts education programs through its Ovation Foundation. See the Ovation Facebook page for the latest information and conversations happening across the Ovation brand and the arts: www.facebook.com/OvationTV.





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