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Kofman Theatre
2200 Central Avenue Alameda, CA 94501
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1 review
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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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13 events
2 reviews
5 stars
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"
15 ratings
4.1 average rating
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9 events
2 reviews
10 stars
attended Dec 21 2008

The Alameda Civic Ballet's "Nutcracker" was OK. It was more a community & local venue at a school auditorium with cute little kids on stage. I thought it would be more of a professional production with a live orchestra, magical theatrical...continued

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7 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

We attended because we live right down the street we found the 1/2 price tickets. But, we were pleasantly surprised. It was a great local production. Lots of cute kids and some very talented dancers. Sound was good and the venue is easy.

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786 events
411 reviews
316 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

I enjoyed this event. I saw it last year too. It was similar yet there were a few dancers that were "off" this year. The children were adorable. The BEST part was the male dancer in the second act. He was AMAZING! My friend and I could have...continued

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San Francisco’s Lines Ballet dancers Corey Scott-Gilbert and Meredith Webster will dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Cavalier and Sugar Plum Fairy, respectively.  Additionally, Daniel Escudero, formerly of Ballet West of Utah, will dance the role of Snow King and Jamielyn Duggan, of SF Opera Ballet, will dance the role of Snow Queen.

With over a hundred dancers ranging in age from three to sixty, this beautiful full-scale production is a celebration of the true spirit of Christmas. Abra Rudisill, ACB’s Artistic Director, was Oakland Ballet’s prima ballerina and ballet mistress from 1982 to 2002.

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.