Venue Details

150 Star Starred
Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612
949-854-4607
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Member Tips

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Come earlier
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Dress up with Christmas attire/colors.
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It's better is someone drives you to the theater and picks you up after the show
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To avoid the long lines to buy snacks I took my own and worked out fine.
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It's really fun to dress to the hilt, many people are.
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Parking was an $8.00 charge, but easy and close by.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.3 average rating
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8 events
6 reviews
12 stars
attended Dec 11 2010

It was a great fun event for Christmas, very well done. The Costumes and the sets were gorgeous and the dancers were magnificent. I have seen many a Nutcracker and this ranks as one of the best yet for me.

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3 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 11 2010

Great performance. 4 grandparents with 4 grandchildren and one friend had a very good time. Great experiance.

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7 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 11 2010

Show was excellent. Outstanding dancers. Children performing were great!!

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Quotes & Highlights

Featuring guest artists from American Ballet Theatre: Gillian Murphy & Gennadi Saveliev

Description

Celebrate the beauty and pageantry of the holidays with Festival Ballet Theatre Company’s annual production of the beloved ballet, The Nutcracker.

Set to the timeless music of Peter Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara, a young girl who receives the gift of a nutcracker soldier from her mysterious godfather. During the night, magical events unfold: the Christmas tree grows taller, toy soldiers and little mice become larger, and Clara’s nutcracker comes to life. He battles the ferocious Mouse King, and just when it seems all is lost, Clara distracts the Mouse King and saves her beloved nutcracker. Her act of bravery transforms the nutcracker into a handsome prince who takes Clara on a magical journey.

This full-length, traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre’s artistic director, Salwa Rizkalla, and features a cast of professional dancers along with more than 100 Southern California children.