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Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612
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The whole thing is only an hour so park across the street and not in the parking structure, where you have to pay $10..
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The weather was cool. I wore jeans and a nice top. It was very warm inside the theater, almost too hot in the balcony section..
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4.4 average rating
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20 reviews
23 stars
attended Dec 14 2007

This ballet was out of this world! I absolutely loved every bit of it. It was my first time watching The Nutcracker and I'm hooked. I will definitely be back next year for this show. I was in awe with the professional dancers, costumes,...continued

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16 reviews
49 stars
attended Dec 14 2007

This was certainly one of the VERY BEST Nutcracker performances both I and my Mom have EVER attended (and we've seen almost all of the "best", from the ABT to various Russian ballet troupes, and virtually every troupe in between)! We were VERY...continued

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14 reviews
29 stars
attended Dec 14 2007

It was a beautifuil production to set off our Christmas celebrations.

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Continue… or start your family holiday tradition at Irvine Barclay Theatre with Festival Ballet Theatre’s lavish full-length professional production of The Nutcracker. Celebrate the season with visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, her dashing prince and our heroine Clara, while the cast of hundreds takes you back in time to mystical lands of old world charm. 

Family-friendly and affordable, this professional production of The Nutcracker features internationally acclaimed guest artists, Festival Ballet Theatre’s professional company dancers, and exceptional budding young talent from across the Southland.

Sumptuous sets, magical effects, opulent costumes and spectacular dancing… The Nutcracker tradition continues with Festival Ballet Theatre.