California Nutcracker Ballet

SAN RAFAEL - Stapleton Ballet Nutcracker

December 4 & 5, 2021 1 & 5 p.m.

Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903 
$34-47, marincenter.org

Artistic Director Virginia Stapleton - Stapleton School of Performing Arts. Complimentary meet and greet with costumed characters after 1 p.m. matinees. stapletonschool.org

SAN RAFAEL - Marin Ballet Nutcracker 

December 11 & 12, 2021, 1 & 5 p.m.

Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903 
$31-53, marinballet.org

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Marin Ballet full-length Nutcracker is overflowing with dazzling adventure and beautiful classical dance. Cleverly staged to charm sophisticated balletomanes and novices alike, choreographer Julia Adam, together with Artistic Director and Marin Ballet alumna Cynthia Lucas, weaves an old-fashioned tale of ballet magic that combines breathtaking Victorian costumes, larger-than-life sets, and the passions of over 175 dancers to create an unforgettable theater experience for children of all ages. Join us for autographs and photos with our dancers at the Candy Cane Party on Sunday.

Marin Ballet's artfully revitalized Nutcracker  enjoys new elements to a cultural gem, thanks to the handiwork of choreographer Julia Adam. The transformation that began in 2008 includes stylistic touches each season.  Battle Scene costumes and a new Mouse King villain offer excitement and extra color to an already seamless production beloved by fans who attend time & again. Stunning sets, clever characters, intricate costuming, over 175 dancers make the production a major event in Marin.

Noteworthy are the guest dancers who participate each year.

Autographs and casual photos with the dancers are possible at  the festive Candy Cane Party after 1 p.m. performances (extra fee charged.)  Tickets are limited Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium Box Office in person or by calling (415) 499-6800 or through Ticketmaster.

About Marin Ballet: Cynthia Lucas received her ballet training from Leona Norman at Marin Ballet. She joined the National Ballet of Canada in 1972 and during her stellar 18-year performance career became recognized as  dramatic ballerina.  of that same company in 1989 she became Ballet Mistress and was promoted to Principal Ballet Mistress in 1996. After 26 years with the National Ballet of Canada, she was appointed to position of Marin Ballet School Director in 1998 and promoted to Artistic Director in 2000.


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