City Ballet Presents The Nutcracker with Live Orchestra
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The last date listed for The Nutcracker was Sunday December 16, 2007 / 2:00pm.
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from B. Grady
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Thoroughly enjoyable production!! It brought back many wonderful childhood memories. The costumes and cast were phenomenal.
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The production was attractive and the dancing was pleasing, if a bit uneven. The kids were cute and apparently had a lot of home-crowd supporters in the audience. There was plenty of Christmas spirit, and I enjoyed the performance as best I...continued
Quotes & Highlights
Voted “San Diego’s Best Nutcracker” (Tommy Dance Award) and “a plum of a Nutcracker” by the San Diego Union-Tribune
City Ballet’s 13th annual Nutcracker returns to the Spreckels Theatre with live musical accompaniment.
Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet is about a young girl, Clara, who is given a Nutcracker for Christmas by her godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer. But this is no ordinary Nutcracker as Clara learns that very night. After a great battle with the Mouse King, the Nutcracker turns into a Prince. He takes Clara on a magic journey through the Land of the Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy honors the couple with entertainment from around the world.
Directors Steven and Elizabeth Wistrich, formerly of the Boston Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet, have created a lavish production with their company of professional dancers. Fashioned after the choreography of the great Russian master, Lev Ivanov, who created the very first Nutcracker more than 100 years ago, the production features virtuoso dancing complemented by opulent sets and costumes. Children’s roles are performed by talented young dancers from the City Ballet School, the official school of City Ballet.
The City Ballet Orchestra, under the baton of John Nettles, performs Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score.
Come early to hear a holiday chorus sing carols in the lobby!