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Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker
Family Entertainment, Dance, Holiday Entertainment
Presented by Festival Ballet Theatre
12/8/2018 - 12/24/2018


Salwa Rizkalla, artistic director

A cherished holiday classic, perfect for all ages.

Create holiday memories for your family by sharing the magic of The Nutcracker.

Festival Ballet Theatre’s family-friendly breathtaking production features superb colorful scenery and dazzling costumes, which make this age-old tradition sparkle like new. Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s iconic score as the Sugar Plum Fairy, our heroine Clara, and a cast of hundreds take you on a magical journey to mystical lands. This full-length traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre’s Artistic Director, Salwa Rizkalla, and features world-renowned guest artists, FBT's professional company dancers, and exceptional young talent from across the Southland.

GUEST ARTISTS

December 8–9
Teresa Reichlen – New York City Ballet
Ulrik Birkkjaer  – San Francisco Ballet

December 14
Tara Ghassemieh – Festival Ballet Theatre Company Dancer
Vitor Luiz – San Francisco Ballet

December 15–16
Maria Kochetkova – former principal of San Francisco Ballet
Vitor Luiz – San Francisco Ballet

December 21– 22
Beckanne Sisk – Ballet West
Chase O'Connell – Ballet West

December 23–24
Sara Mearns – New York City Ballet
Jared Angle – New York City Ballet

Guest Artists subject to change.


The Nutcracker Synopsis

View Program Notes

*FAMILY NIGHT: Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
 Save $10 per ticket when purchasing four or more tickets. Discount will automatically apply at checkout.

 

Nutcracker Tea Party

(Limited number of tickets available)

Guests will enjoy tea, lemonade, finger sandwiches and sweet treats with Clara herself… champagne for the grown-ups as well. Clara will join in as the story of the Nutcrcaker ballet and the magical adventure is told. Expect a special appearance by the Nutcracker Prince and his archenemy, the Mouse King, too!

Photo opportunities and a party favor for each guest included. 

The elegant sit-down tea will be prepared by Chef Laurent of White House Catering.  

Party is held at the Barclay's Jade Room.

Cost: 
Adults & Seniors - additional $30 (select "Adult w/Tea" or "Senior w/Tea" from dropdown menu)
Students & Children Under 21 - additional $25 (select "Under 21 w/Tea" from dropdown menu)


TEA PARTY START TIME 
Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm (4PM Tea is SOLD OUT)
Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm (PARTY START TIME: 6PM)
Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 1:00 (12PM Tea is SOLD OUT)
Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm (PARTY START TIME: 6PM)
Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 2:00 and 7:00 pm (PARTY START TIME: 6PM) 1PM Tea is SOLD OUT
Sunday, December 16, 2018 @ 1:00 and 6:00 pm (PARTY START TIME: 5PM) 12PM Tea is SOLD OUT
Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 2:00 and 7:00 pm (PARTY START TIME: 1PM & 6PM)
Saturday, December 22, 2018 @ 2:00 and 7:00 pm (PARTY START TIME: 6PM) 2PM Tea is SOLD OUT
Sunday, December 23, 2018 @ 1:00 and 6:00 pm (PARTY START TIME: 12PM & 5PM) 1PM Tea is SOLD OUT
Monday, December 24, 2018 @ 11am (PARTY START TIME: 10am) 

Please contact the Box Office directly at 949.854.4646 or tickets@thebarclay.org for assistance.

Return Policy:  All sales are final, no refunds no exchanges.

Saturday, December 08, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 08, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 09, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 16, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Sunday, December 16, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 22, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 22, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 23, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Sunday, December 23, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
Monday, December 24, 2018 @ 11:00 AM



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