Venue Details

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage
at Mercy Street 500 Castro Street Mountain View, CA 94041
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 44 members
Review from Eddie
Red Velvet 77 events 42 reviews

This show is wonderful! The dancing was done superbly! It is a wonderful holiday show and the 2nd part was colorful with red green costumes.. Would recommend it to my friends..

reviewed Dec 10 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Play with the Pfisters
Red Velvet 38 events 23 reviews

Wonderful production, great dancers, music and even great seats in the balcony.

reviewed Dec 09 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from diane1030
Red Velvet 48 events 15 reviews

I love the unique combination of the beauty of traditional ballet and the cheekiness of Smuin's interpretation. The second half "Cool Christmas" is so fun and lively it will warm the heart of anyone regardless of their perceptions of ballet. Go!

reviewed Dec 09 2010 report as inappropriate
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Watch a video preview of Smuin Ballet’s Christmas ballet highlights at YouTube.


The Bay Area’s hottest holiday ticket, The Christmas Ballet, makes its annual visit with a perfect gift for audience members of all ages. Smuin Ballet’s snow-filled extravaganza boasts everything from ballet, tap, and jazz to a wealth of other dances and music drawn from holiday traditions from around the world. 

Called “an ode to holiday mischief” by 7×7 Magazine and “an effervescent bauble” by the San Francisco Chronicle, this enormously popular celebration includes gorgeous traditional ballet danced to Handel, Bach, and familiar carols (the Classical Christmas) along with contemporary pieces set to beloved pop tunes by Louis Armstrong, Harry Connick Jr., and Elvis (the Cool Christmas). This year features two world premieres: Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert’s ballet performed to Leonard Bernstein’s sweeping version of “Carol of the Bells,” and Ballet Master Amy London’s cheery.

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