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California Ballet - The Nutcracker

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Until December 23, 2017

The production was a vibrant piece of theater - Cassandra Lund as the Sugar Plum Fairy was thoroughly captivating.

Kris Eitland, sandiego.com

Why See California Ballet - The Nutcracker?


California Ballet's adaption of The Nutcracker appeals to the child in all of us. Helmed by music director John Stubbs and choreographed by Maxine Mahon, the enormous cast usually reaches 150, including many children from the California Ballet School ranging in ages from 4 to 14.

Mahon's choreography strengthens the story line: "I created Clara as an older child, a pre-teen, who is beginning to daydream about love." "Drosselmeyer's nephew is presented as the object of Clara's interest. When she dreams, he becomes the Nutcracker Prince. The Prince escorts Clara through the Snow Kingdom and the Kingdom of the Sweets," adds Mahon.

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Opening night: 9 December 2017


Suitable for audiences of all ages and perfect for introducing younger children to ballet theater. Autism and toddler-friendly performances have a running-time of 60 minutes. Autism/Sensory Friendly Performances: Sat. December 16, 2017 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm Sun. December 17, 2017 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm Wed. December 20, 2017 7:00 pm Thurs. December 21 7:00 pm Fri. December 22, 2017 2:30pm & 7:30 pm Sat. December 23, 2017 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm Toddler-Friendly Performances: Sat. December 9, 2017 10:00 am Sat. December 9, 2017 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm Sun. December 10 2017 at 2:30 pm Fri. December 15, 2017 7:30 pm

Run time

2 hours including intermission

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Kids can attend the Sugar Plum Parties after 13:00, 14:30 and 17:00 performances to meet the cast

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