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78 Star Starred
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101
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119 events
110 reviews
71 stars
Legroom in the mezzanine can be tight.
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119 events
110 reviews
71 stars
We took the trolley. Paid lot parking is available.
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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 07 2007

Loved the ballet.... wonderful seats... & a great price.
Thanks so much for having this fun discount ticket site!

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22 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 07 2007

This performance was so good. The costumes and the dancing were wonderful. And being in the Spreckles Theater made it even better because it is such an ornate and detailed theater.

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40 reviews
25 stars
attended Dec 15 2007

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

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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!

About the Ticket Supplier: City Ballet of San Diego

City Ballet is a professional ballet company offering a full season of ballet repertoire. City Ballet produces classic and contemporary ballet programs that critics rave as “polished, eye-catching and delightful”.