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greg hargrove
If you're going to any event at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts, consider having dinner and/or after dinner drinks at Paolo's. It's been there forever, and there's a reason for that! You can park in the structure, (enter on Woz Way), enjoy dinner, then just walk over the Guadalupe River bridge and you're at the Center! A whole evening of entertainment in one spot. :-)
Cirque Dreams: Holidaze dining Nov 29 2014 star this tip starred
Molly O
They had mostly snacks and beverages available at the concessions. Didn't notice anything substantial to eat (wasn't looking, though). It's so close to downtown, so there's a lot of great dining options nearby for before or after.
Wicked dining Aug 29 2014 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

53 ratings
4.4 average rating
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11 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Dec 19 2007

I enjoyed taking my 6 year old daughter, but I thought the production was pared down and not as nice as I remember. The sets were not very exciting. I would have like them to be more lavish - the sets for most of the dances of the sweets were...continued

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27 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 16 2007

Ballet San Jose creates a wonderful holiday experience with this production...and with the live orchestra..it just made it more special. Excellent job! I'm really looking forward to seeing Firebird this Spring!
Happy Holidays!

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109 events
29 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 14 2007

The production was good.
I liked that a live orchestra performed.
But music was switched around between acts
and that from Eugene Onegin and Cappricio Italien
was used.

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Description

Ballet San Jose’s Nutcracker has become a yearly festive tradition for thousands of children and families throughout the Bay Area. Hailed as “one of the most entertaining versions of Nutcracker anywhere in the country,” this treasured holiday classic returns for an extended run with full orchestra, stunning lobby decorations, and carolers and characters from the show meeting and greeting guests before every performance. This is a true Nutcracker experience!

Choreography by Dennis Nahat

Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Conducted by Dwight Oltman