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Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker
Family Entertainment, Dance, Holiday Entertainment
Presented by Festival Ballet Theatre
12/7/2019 - 12/24/2019


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
Subject to change

Tara Ghassemieh Luiz – Festival Ballet Theatre Company Dancer
Vitor Luiz – former principal dancer, San Francisco Ballet
Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 1:00 PM 

Beckanne Sisk - Ballet West
Chase O'Connell - Ballet West
Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Maria Kochetkova – former principal dancer, San Francisco Ballet
Vitor Luiz – former principal dancer, San Francisco Ballet
Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM

Tara Ghassemieh Luiz – Festival Ballet Theatre Company Dancer
Vitor Luiz – former principal dancer, San Francisco Ballet
Sunday, December 22, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Jeraldine Mendoza - Joffrey Ballet
Dylan Gutierrez - Joffrey Ballet
Monday, December 23, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 @ 11:00 AM 

The Nutcracker Synopsis

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 Nutcracker 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 7, 2019 @7pm (PARTY START TIME: 6PM)
Sunday, December 8, 2019 @1pm (PARTY START TIME: 12PM)
Saturday, December 14, 2019 @2pm (PARTY START TIME: 1PM)
Saturday, December 14, 2019 @7pm (PARTY START TIME: 6PM)
Sunday, December 15, 2019 @1pm (PARTY START TIME: 12PM)
Sunday, December 15, 2019 @6pm (PARTY START TIME: 5PM)
Saturday, December 21, 2019 @2pm (PARTY START TIME: 1PM)
Saturday, December 21, 2019 @7pm (PARTY START TIME: 6PM)
Sunday, December 22, 2019 @1pm (PARTY START TIME: 12PM)
Sunday, December 22, 2019 @6pm (PARTY START TIME: 5PM)
Monday, December 23, 2019 @6pm (PARTY START TIME: 5pm)
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 @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 7, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Sunday, December 22, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
Monday, December 23, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 @ 11:00 AM