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Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 98 members
Review from Abraxas
51 events 31 reviews

GREAT seats, Wonderful ballet -- but do not expect a Lincoln Center performance. Dances & orchestra are good, not great. Also people in the audience brought their restless babies, and some were talking thruout. BUT for the price ... it's a...continued

reviewed Dec 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Sandra
37 events 23 reviews

I enjoyed the live orchestra, the superb quality of the dancing, beautiful costumes and sets and being in good sets...side orchestra just a couple of seats in from the aisle.

reviewed Dec 12 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from lynn mitchell
34 events 20 reviews

Nutcracker is a must see for the holidays. Well done with live music.

reviewed Dec 12 2010 report as inappropriate
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“San Diego’s Best Nutcracker” —Tommy Dance Award
“A plum of a Nutcracker” —San Diego Union-Tribune
This production of The Nutcracker was a Goldstar “Roar of the Crowd” winner in 2009.


Voted “San Diego’s Best Nutcracker” (Tommy Dance Award), and described by the San Diego Union-Tribune as “a plum of a Nutcracker,” City Ballet’s 16th annual Nutcracker returns to the beautifully refurbished Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego for eight performances.

Directors Steven and Elizabeth Wistrich, formerly of the Boston Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet, have created a lavish production with their company of professional dancers. Fashioned after the choreography of the great Russian master, Lev Ivanov, who created the very first Nutcracker more than 100 years ago, the production is dazzling, with virtuoso dancing complemented by opulent sets and costumes. Children’s roles are performed by talented young dancers from the City Ballet School, the official school of City Ballet.

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