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Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage
at Mercy Street 500 Castro Street Mountain View, CA 94041
650-903-6000
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Park right at the theater - there is free underground parking.
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my seat was in the middle, but I chose to sit on the side so no one was in front of me, which turned out great...
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4.5 average rating
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35 reviews
10 stars
attended Dec 10 2010

This show is wonderful! The dancing was done superbly! It is a wonderful holiday show and the 2nd part was colorful with red green costumes.. Would recommend it to my friends..

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 11 2010

Great Holiday experience. The high quality of Smuin dancing is amazing...they really have fun with it and so does the audience.

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20 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 09 2010

Wonderful production, great dancers, music and even great seats in the balcony.

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Watch a video preview of Smuin Ballet’s Christmas ballet highlights at YouTube.

Description

The Bay Area’s hottest holiday ticket, The Christmas Ballet, makes its annual visit with a perfect gift for audience members of all ages. Smuin Ballet’s snow-filled extravaganza boasts everything from ballet, tap, and jazz to a wealth of other dances and music drawn from holiday traditions from around the world. 

Called “an ode to holiday mischief” by 7×7 Magazine and “an effervescent bauble” by the San Francisco Chronicle, this enormously popular celebration includes gorgeous traditional ballet danced to Handel, Bach, and familiar carols (the Classical Christmas) along with contemporary pieces set to beloved pop tunes by Louis Armstrong, Harry Connick Jr., and Elvis (the Cool Christmas). This year features two world premieres: Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert’s ballet performed to Leonard Bernstein’s sweeping version of “Carol of the Bells,” and Ballet Master Amy London’s cheery.

About the Ticket Supplier: Smuin Ballet

Smuin Ballet was founded in 1994 by the renowned choreographer Michael Smuin, formerly the Director of San Francisco Ballet. Beyond their regular seasonal performances, the Smuin Ballet dancers engage in a wide range of special projects, including appearing in three films: A Walk in the Clouds, The Fantasticks and George Lucas’ 1996 Return of the Jedi, Special Edition.