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The Nutcracker

Feel the magic of the holidays at a performance of City Ballet of San Diego’s award winning production of The Nutcracker. As you come into the grand lobby of the historic Spreckels Theater, you will be charmed by a chorus of carolers bringing you the joyful songs of the season.

Voted San Diego’s Best Nutcracker production by the “Tommy Awards”, this elaborate and elegant production, with exquisite costumes and scenery, will take you on Clara’s magical journey from her fun filled family Christmas party where toy soldiers and mice become life sized,to the enchanted Snow Forest and on to the Land of Sweets where she is welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy, her Cavalier and magical performances from dancers throughout the world.

Accompanied by the City Ballet Orchestra and Chorus, this heart warming production is the perfect way for families to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit, year after year. Following each matinee performances, members of the cast will be in the lobby to greet audience members and pose for photos.

Twelve Performances with The City Ballet Orchestra, John Nettles conducting

Dates and Times

Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 2:00pm

Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 7:30pm

Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Friday, December 23, 2016 at 2:00pm

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Spreckels Theater in Downtown San Diego

121 Broadway, Downtown San Diego

Directions to Spreckels Theater

Special Thanks to Our Season Sponsor

Hotel del Coronado

Financial support for City Ballet is provided in part by the City of San Diego
Commission for Arts and Culture.



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