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Goldstar Member
There is ample underground parking.
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roberta
Casual or dressy
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roberta
The wine is expensive, and not very good
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roberta
Easy parking under the performing arts center
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Marty
Somehwere in between. Jeans and T shirts are not appropriate, but being overdressed would stand out
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Marty
There was wine????
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4.5 average rating
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29 reviews
6 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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19 reviews
62 stars
attended Dec 10 2010

The Smuin Christmas Ballet is always one of the highlights of the season. It never disappoints.

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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.