California Nutcracker Ballet


Sacramento Ballet The Nutcracker

December 11-23, 2021

 SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center
1301 L Street
Sacramento, CA 
Tickets: $35-95,

December 11, 2021, 7 p.m.
December 12, 2021, 2 p.m.
December 16, 2021, 7 p.m.
December 17, 2021, 7 p.m.
December 18, 2021, 2 & 7 p.m.
December 19, 2021, 2 p.m.
December 21, 2021, 7 p.m.
December 22, 2021, 7 p.m.
December 23, 2021, 2 & 7 p.m.

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer Amy Seiwart offers a new take on delightful The Nutcracker, the most beloved of all Sacramento traditions, and Crown Jewel of holiday entertainment. Clara's fearless battle with the Mouse King, the soaring Magic Balloon, the sparkling Snowflake Forest, Kingdom of the Sweets, and Sugar Plum Fairy for three decades have created cherished family memories.

Sacramento, Calif.-- Founded in 1954, Sacramento Ballet produces many ballet performances, but one of the most popular is certainly The Nutcracker Ballet. The Sacramento Ballet has delighted audiences for with its annual Nutcracker ballet performances featuring the finest talent, spectacular costumes and dynamic stage lighting that brings fantasy to life in Sacramento's world class presentation. It is part of a body of works that have included more than 13 full-length ballets, 36 Sacramento premieres, 34 world premieres and 18 Balanchine masterworks. Co-artistic directors Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda have helped grow the ballet's performance schedule and quality of presentations, creating a force both locally and nationally. Enjoying substantial success as a recognized arts organization in Sacramento, the company's Nutcracker Ballet is regarded as the premier event of the holiday season.

Sacramento Ballet's Nutcracker consistently receives glowing reviews from audiences and media who often remark that they weren't aware such a gem exists, providing a cultural experience in the Sacramento area that's simply timeless. With over 100,000 fans annually attending performances, support for the ballet company includes not only enthusiastic audiences, but grants from prestigious foundations such as National Endowment for the Arts and California Arts Council, plus local organizations such as Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, as well.

The traditional Nutcracker performance, itself, is a fantasy trip about a little girl, Clara, who eagerly awaits Christmas. She is drawn into a journey where toys come to life in a story woven around these suddenly animate objects. The Nutcracker is the best known ballet in existence and a tradition throughout the US, providing entertainment for all ages. Its broad appeal spans all demographics, too. The Sacramento Ballet's goal to reach youth is fulfilled annually with several Nutcracker matinee performances specifically for kids.

For those visiting Sacramento or locals seeking a tradition to enjoy each holiday season, not only are you treated to the best talent on stage, but also live music by the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra. Sacramento Ballet traditionally offers several community meet & greet opportunities before The Nutcracker performances, the perfect way to introduce yourself and the kids or seniors in your life to the talented costumed dancers you may later see in a stage performance. Whether visiting, or residing locally in the Sacramento area, this special holiday offering is guaranteed to add magic to the season of joyful music and dance.

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