You deserve the very best this holiday season. Make your Nutcracker one to remember!
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:30pm · Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 7:30pm
Create a lifetime of Nutcracker memories when you join the Sugar Plum Fairy and her friends for a special luncheon.
During lunch, characters from The Nutcracker will go from table to table visiting with children and their parents, answering questions and signing autographs. This is a great opportunity to photograph your children with characters from City Ballet's The Nutcracker. Don't forget your camera!
Sugar Plum Luncheon served at
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 12:00 Noon · Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 12:00 Noon
Tickets: $20 (Children) | $25 (Adults)
Approximate Run Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes with one 15-minute intermission
Music: The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1892)
Music Performed By: City Ballet Orchestra under the direction of John Nettles
World Premiere: December 18, 1892 at the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia
Choreographer: Elizabeth Wistrich, after Lev Ivanov, Vassily Vainonen, Rudolph Nureyev and Willam Christensen
Year Choreographed: 1995
City Ballet Premiere: 1995
Costume Design: David Heuvel
Scenery: San Diego Opera Scenic Studios
Lighting Design: Stephen Judson
Performance History: The first performance of the ballet was on December 18, 1892 at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. City Ballet of San Diego's first performance was in 1995, and the production has become an annual holiday tradition ever since. The San Diego Dance Alliance awarded City Ballet of San Diego's production as The Best Nutcracker in San Diego.
Tchaikovsky's classic ballet about a young girl, Clara, who is given a Nutcracker for Christmas by her godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer. But this is no ordinary Nutcracker as Clara learns that very night. After a great battle with the Mouse King, the Nutcracker turns into a Prince. He takes Clara on a magic journey through the Land of the Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy honors the couple with entertainment from around the world.
Programming, musical selections and artists are subject to change.