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62 Star Starred
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101
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We parked at Horton Plaza and enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Nordstrom's Cafe where we got our parking ticket validated for 3 hrs. It is a short walk to Spreckel's theater from there.
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For performances at Spreckels Theater I park for free in the Horton garage which offedrs 3 free hiours. But don't exceed 3 hours because you will ripped off - $10 worth.
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4.3 average rating
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attended Dec 07 2008

This is not the Russian Ballet Company with the extravagant sets & over the top production. However, if you want to enjoy a truly wonderful experience, with an exceptional cast, crew, and orchestra with a community touch, this IS the performance...continued

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attended Dec 11 2009

Beautiful show. We loved it.

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10 stars
attended Dec 05 2008

We gave the tickets as presents and our friends loved it! They couldn't help but talk about how the entire show was elegant and the choir was angelic. The seats were perfect as well, a few rows behind the orchestra.

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Quotes & Highlights

“San Diego’s Best Nutcracker” —Tommy Dance Award
“A plum of a Nutcracker” —San Diego Union-Tribune
This production of The Nutcracker was a Goldstar “Roar of the Crowd” winner in 2009.


Voted “San Diego’s Best Nutcracker” (Tommy Dance Award), and described by the San Diego Union-Tribune as “a plum of a Nutcracker,” City Ballet’s 16th annual Nutcracker returns to the beautifully refurbished Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego for eight performances.

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 is dazzling, with 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.

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".