Holiday Favorite The Nutcracker at Spreckels Theatre
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The last date listed for The Nutcracker was Sunday December 19, 2010 / 2:00pm.
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It just isn't the holidays without The Nutcracker, which comes to magical life on the San Diego Civic Theatre stage complete with beautiful fairies, handsome princes and a lovely young lady on her way to the Sugar Candy Kingdom. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the magical story of Clara, who dreams that her new toy nutcracker soldier has come to life. Together, they experience a fantastical adventure that leads them through an epic battle with the Rat King to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Land of Sweets. Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, California Ballet Company's production portrays the main character of Clara as an older child who's just beginning to dream of love. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Cyndi Q
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It was very good. Tons of talent. A different version than I'm used to with a strange ending. The dancers, orchestra and the scenery was worth going to see. As well as the beautiful Spreckels Theater. We had terrific seats. Thanks again Goldstar!
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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
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.