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Kofman Theatre
2200 Central Avenue Alameda, CA 94501
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Parking is convenient but you'll need change for the small outdoor lot down the street. The Kofman Auditorium is part of Alameda High School, for those who might be otherwise confused.
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Get your tickets on the side of the stage and get there early. Parking is a challenge as well.
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"The Nutcracker"
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216 reviews
17 stars
attended Dec 22 2006

Lovely Nutcracker! Many young children, a few of whom were children of our friends so that made it a special show. Would definitely go again next Christmas!

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14 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 22 2007

A wonderfully fresh and beautiful version of the Nutcracker from a local production company. The costumes were amazing and the dancers inspired! Favorite pieces included the Arabesque dancers, the Chinese interlude, the Dance of the Snowflakes,...continued

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12 reviews
18 stars
attended Dec 22 2007

Performance was very enjoyable with both professional and amateur dancers. Well done and definately worth seeing.

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After last year’s nearly sold-out shows, Alameda Civic Ballet’s full-length Nutcracker is back by popular demand, with more than 100 talented performers. Directed and choreographed by Abra Rudisill, this year’s performance features guest artists Meredith Webster and John Michael Schert from Lines Ballet, Carlo Sierras from San Francisco Opera Ballet and others who have performed professionally with the American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Hawaii, Nevada Dance Theater, Oakland Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and San Francisco Ballet.

Don’t miss the Sugar Plum Parties directly after each performance: Take pictures, get autographs and enjoy sweets with the entire cast! (Party tickets will be available for $7 at the door.)

Founded in February 2003 under the artistic direction of Abra Rudisill, former Prima Ballerina/Ballet Mistress/Teacher of Oakland Ballet, Alameda Civic Ballet is the affiliate performing company of the Alameda Ballet Academy. The goal of the company is to create and present quality and community-accessible ballet performances, while providing young dancers with valuable experience performing alongside professional dancers.

About the Ticket Supplier: Alameda Civic Ballet

Alameda Civic Ballet was founded in February 2003 and achieved non-profit 501(3)c status as a charitable organization in November of 2004. The goal of the company is to create and present high quality community accessible ballet performances, while providing young dancers with valuable experience performing alongside professional dancers.

The Alameda Civic Ballet made its debut performance in June 200 at Kofman Auditorium in Alameda with Degas Dancers, a work inspired by the paintings of the famous French painter Edgar Degas. Alameda Civic Ballet was also invited to perform Degas Dancers in November 2003 at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, in conjunction with The Degas Sculpture Exhibit. In December 2003, the company presented it's premier performance of Act 2 Nutcracker Excerpts. In February 2004, the company was honored to be part of the Alameda Education Foundation Mardi Gras Gala and won rave reviews for it's Festive Les Bons Temps (The Good Times) set to the infectious music Of the Bay Area's Zydeco/Cajun King, Tom Rigney. The company has presented Spring performances in 2004 and 2005, featuring an eclectic mix of Ballet, Modern, Salsa, Can Can, and contemporary pieces. In December 2004, the company performed Nutcracker Highlights at five sold-out shows.

The company has recently been informed that it has been nominated for the Alameda Chamber of Commerce 2005 Business Awards for it's contribution to the arts.