California Ballet's The Nutcracker, With Live Musical Accompaniment
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for The Nutcracker have expired.
The last date listed for The Nutcracker was Sunday December 23, 2012 / 1:00pm (San Diego Symphony).
Currently at San Diego Civic Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $40.00 - $105.00
- Our Price:
- $15.00 - $70.00
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 CarolynRed Velvet
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Loved it! I really wanted to see the Nutcracker, and I am so happy I did. Made it an evening with my Mom, who is now in her late 80's. Wonderful to see it with her, as, of course, she introduced me to it as a child. First of all, the "plot" was explained in the program so for the first time, we actually understood what was going on. (okay, duh!) The costuming was beautiful; some of it reminded me of sparkly cotton candy! The San Diego Symphony was perfect, and the dancing...Oh, the dancing. The beautiful, darling children! The leaps and extensions! The pirouettes! The fun! Simply classic ballet. I sat there on a Thursday night thinking, I could come back on Saturday, and see it all again!
Choreographed by Maxine Mahon with music director John Stubbs conducting Orchestra Nova December 15 and 16 and the San Diego Symphony December 19-23.
Starring Chie Kudo as well as Carlo Di Dio, Vitaliy Nechay, Oscar Burciaga, Bernadette Torres and Rebecca Correia.
Patrons are invited to meet cast members at the Sugar Plum Parties*
*immediately following all matinees (1:00pm, 2:30pm or 5:30pm).
* Held in the Theatre Grand Salon *
*Approximate run time is 2 hours.
* includes intermission *
*Not recommended for children younger than 3. For your comfort, and the enjoyment of others, please use discretion when bringing children to any live theater performance.