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Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101
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3 reviews
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Spreckle's has underground valet parking for $10. If you can find treat parking, that's probably better.
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Be aware that the theater is not set up for even mildly disables persons for any where except the orchestra seats. You must let Goldstar know in advance if you cannot climb stairs or if you have a problem with steeply pitched balconies. That said, they are very very accommodating when you do give them warning.
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City Ballet: "Don Quixote"
19 ratings
4.2 average rating
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19 events
11 reviews
5 stars
attended May 11 2008

We enjoyed it. The ballet dancers were very graceful. The theater was only filled 30% so we were able to move around since our seats squeaked. You can park in Horton plaza since they offer 3 hours free validation but there's usually street parking...continued

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attended May 11 2008

This was the best ballet performance we've seen in our 24 years of living in San Diego. Very well staged and professional in every respect.

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended May 09 2008

Great venue, excellent seats, and an enjoyable show! Thanks Goldstar!

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City Ballet presents Don Quixote.  This great classic ballet, based on Cervantes’ classic story which also inspired the musical Man of La Mancha, is any ballet lover’s dream.  Presented in its entirety, fully staged with breathtaking sets and costumes, this ballet has it all – emotion, humor, romance, and the brilliant dancing that City Ballet is known for.

Music: Leon Minkus

Choreography: Elizabeth Wistrich, after Marius Petipa and Aleksandr Gorsky

Year Choreographed: 1869 by Marius Petipa and Aleksandr Gorsky; 2001 by Elizabeth Wistrich

Costume Design: David Heuvel

Set Design: Robert O’Hearn

Lighting Design: Stephen Judson

Performance History:

First performance: December 1869 by the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow

First US performance: April 1966 by the Bolshoi Theatre in New York

First City Ballet performance: May 2001

About the Ticket Supplier: City Ballet of San Diego

City Ballet is a professional ballet company offering a full season of ballet repertoire. City Ballet produces classic and contemporary ballet programs that critics rave as “polished, eye-catching and delightful”.