California Nutcracker Ballet

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San Jose Dance Theatre The Nutcracker

December 6-15, 2019

Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, CA 95113
$29-$90 approx., sanjosetheaters.org

December 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
December 7, 2019, 2 & 7:30 p.m.
December 8, 2019, 2 p.m.
December 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
December 14, 2019, 2 & 7:30 p.m.
December 15, 2019, 2 p.m.

California Nutcracker

World-class guest artists Sasha De Sola and Tiit Helimets (Principal Dancers with San Francisco Ballet) Dec. 6-8; and Claire Rathbun of Syracuse City Ballet and Jake Casey (formerly of Cincinnati Ballet and, most recently, the Estonian Theatre Vanemuine Ballet) Dec. 13-15.

Tchaikovsky's enchanting score will be masterfully played by The Cambrian Symphony 52-piece orchestra, led by conductor Scott Johannes Krijnen.

Nearly 100 dancers fill the stage with classic holiday magic and season surprises with stylish, smart staging that brims with bravura dancing and just the right amount of gingerbread to put even Ebenezer Scrooge in the holiday spirit. All performances feature live music.

In the old days ... Ballet San Jose  offered one of the most lavish productions of THE NUTCRACKER on the West Coast. It required four fog machines and a total of 400 pounds of dry ice per performance for the  Wondrous Snowstorm  at the end of Act I. Sixty pounds of flameproof, punched white confetti was dropped during the scene.


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