Nutcracker: Experience the Magic!

Cabrillo Crocker Theater
Sat Dec 14 4:30pm Ages: family friendly
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Brian Simcoe Jeff StantonKrazy GeorgeXuan Cheng

About Nutcracker: Experience the Magic!

Nutcracker: Experience the Magic!

Kick off the Holidays with tradition and joy…
Something for the whole family to love.

Where: Cabrillo's Crocker Theater

When: Sat 12/14 & Sun 12/15

Performances at 1:00 & 4:30 - both days

Reserved seating. Order your tickets today.
Children under three on your lap are FREE!

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Join us for our 10th year at Cabrillo! Add some sparkle to your season with the magical Nutcracker Ballet, a spectacular performance sure to delight and inspire all ages! Gorgeous costumes, dazzling sets and exquisite dancing! One weekend ONLY! Saturday and Sunday, 12/14 & 12/15 with performances at 1:00 & 4:30 each day. What better way to bring in the season than with smiles, laughter and joy?

Nutcracker and Santa Cruz City Ballet Artistic Director/Choreographer and Juilliard Alumnae, Shannon Chipman began the Nutcracker tradition in Santa Cruz as the first Snow Queen at Cabrillo’s theater in 1988. Miss Chipman is thrilled to continue to share the timeless tradition with the community alongside Director/Choreographer, Vicki Bergland (also co-director of the original Santa Cruz Nutcracker in 1988) and Choreographer, Melissa Palumbo. The Santa Cruz City Ballet @ IAD production has become a steadfast holiday tradition. Something new to see each year!

Santa Cruz City Ballet @ International Academy of Dance presents the full length Nutcracker Ballet with local talent and principal dancers from the Oregon Ballet Theater, as well as guest dancers from the Bay Area and Krazy George, inventor of the Wave as Mother Ginger. Krazy George Sunday ONLY!

Taking the stage this year, Jeff Stanton, a Santa Cruz Ballet legend, will bedazzle audiences as the mysterious Drosselmeyer. Stanton began his early training alongside Cullem-Chipman in Santa Cruz and went on to dance as soloist with the San Francisco Ballet and later became principal dancer at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Now the Ballet Master for the Oregon Ballet Theater, he comes home to share his passionate presence, exacting technique and bravado in the Nutcracker. Additional guest artists include Brian Simcoe & Xuan Cheng, Principal Dancers of Oregon Ballet Theater as the Cavalier & Sugarplum Fairy.

We invite you to experience quality, entertaining Classical Ballet, enchanting choreography, magnificent guest artists, beautiful sets, brilliant costumes, family tradition and the JOY of Dance at the premier Nutcracker in Santa Cruz. Experience the Magic for yourself!

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