Venue Details

Fort Mason Center - Cowell Theater
Middle Pier, behind Herbst Pavilion Marina Blvd. at Buchanan St. San Francisco, CA 94123
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 5 members
Review from Goldstar Member
9 events 7 reviews

very talented kids!!!

reviewed Dec 12 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Aaron Grant III
4 events 1 review

Three of us enjoyed it immensely. Each act was well done. I particularly liked the Waltz of Flowers, the Snowflakes and the Grand pas de Deux avec le sugar plum fairy and king. Jennifer Wang who played the Sugar Plum Fairy for the Sunday 7 pm show...continued

reviewed Dec 12 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from sfshaza
3 events 1 review

What a charming production! While this production doesn't have the live orchestra or the scenery offered at SFB, the production is full of charm and energy, from the adorable little buffoons, to the elegant and graceful Sugar Plum and her...continued

reviewed Dec 11 2010 report as inappropriate
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City Ballet School once again presents its delightful production of The Nutcracker. The storyline, which is loosely based on the original production by Lew Christensen, has been reworked by a team of very talented choreographers, including Artistic Director Galina Alexandrova (Bolshoi, San Francisco Ballet, and Smuin Ballet), Yuri Zhukov (Kirov, San Francisco Ballet, and Royal Birmingham Ballet), and Isadora Duncan award-winner Svetlana Afanasieva (Stanislovksi Ballet) and Lupe Calzadilla (National Ballet of Cuba). 

This year we are extremely pleased and excited to have James Mills, formerly with Smuin Ballet, performing with the school. James performs the part of Sugar Plum Cavalier. The production also features 90 dancers between the ages of 6 and 18 years. What sets City Ballet School’s Nutcracker apart is the fact that the production, with the exception of the lead male role, is performed completely by its own students. The level of these students is extremely high as are the production values. 

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