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Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612
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456 reviews
634 stars
they had free coffee available, but you could only bring in bottle water to the theater
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456 reviews
634 stars
prepaid parking is $10 (have your cash ready to keep the line moving)
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"The Nutcracker"
17 ratings
4.4 average rating
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27 reviews
25 stars
attended Dec 14 2007

This was an amazing production. The dancers were outstanding. The set design and costumes were really spectacular, so beautiful. My Mom and I were just delighted and my 4 year old was mesmerized. It even snowed onstage!
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22 reviews
40 stars
attended Dec 14 2007

It was a beautifuil production to set off our Christmas celebrations.

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16 reviews
55 stars
attended Dec 14 2007

This was certainly one of the VERY BEST Nutcracker performances both I and my Mom have EVER attended (and we've seen almost all of the "best", from the ABT to various Russian ballet troupes, and virtually every troupe in between)! We were VERY...continued

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Continue… or start your family holiday tradition at Irvine Barclay Theatre with Festival Ballet Theatre’s lavish full-length professional production of The Nutcracker. Celebrate the season with visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, her dashing prince and our heroine Clara, while the cast of hundreds takes you back in time to mystical lands of old world charm. 

Family-friendly and affordable, this professional production of The Nutcracker features internationally acclaimed guest artists, Festival Ballet Theatre’s professional company dancers, and exceptional budding young talent from across the Southland.

Sumptuous sets, magical effects, opulent costumes and spectacular dancing… The Nutcracker tradition continues with Festival Ballet Theatre.