California Nutcracker Ballet

MODESTO Central West Ballet The Nutcracker  

December 10-19, 2021

Gallo Center for the Arts
1000 I St.
Modesto, CA

December 10, 2021, 7 p.m.
December 11, 2021, 2 p.m.
December 12, 2021, 2 p.m.
December 17, 2021, 7 p.m.
December 18, 2021, 2 p.m.
December 19, 2021, 2 p.m.

california nutcracker

Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Share the tradition of the Nutcracker with a child you love. Your family Holiday favorite returns to the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Enjoy a magical performance and meet the cast at the Sugar Plum Fairy parties. Tchaikovsky's beautiful score, brought to life by our Company dancers along with our own community children, will enchant you all over again.

The Nutcracker, beautiful, magical, set to Tchaikovsky's masterpiece. The most famous story ballet ever created! Enjoy CWB's splendid Nutcracker danced with heart and elegance. Exciting, entertaining, a family tradition for everyone! Reserve your favorite seats early!

Performing the Nutcracker, an annual tradition, at Gallo Center for the Arts, Mary Stuart Rogers Theater, the annual event is community celebration embraced by young and old alike.  The perfect musical fantasy travels through music and dance with Clara,  Sugar Plum Fairies, The Nutcracker and a kingdom of colorful characters. 

Central West Ballet was created in 1987.  In 2004 former Ballet West dancers Rene Daveluy and Leslie Ann Larson assumed leadership of the Company.  Some productions have included and to be produced include Romeo & Juliet, The Rat Pack and Swan Lake.  

Central West Ballet, 5039 Pentecost Dr., Modesto CA.

The Mary Stuart Rogers Theater is an amazing venue that seats up to 1,250 people-- 945 patrons at the orchestra and parterre levels, and 305 patrons in the balcony. The theater accommodates classical music concerts and theater with an audience chamber designed to provide sufficient volume in the hall to develop the degree of reverberation needed for classical music (1.7-1.9 seconds at mid-frequency, occupied). An ability to  tune the room acoustics gives a great range of control and choice to theater directors, conductors, and performers.

In keeping with the classical music acoustic objectives, a traditional shoebox shape with maximum width of 97 feet tapers in to approx. 72 feet between the side walls,  favorable with respect to directing early sound reflections towards the center portions of the orchestra seating areas.

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