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BALLET
Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

December 10-24, 2021

Presented by Festival Ballet Theatre


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.


Nutcracker Tea Party

Party is held at the Barclay's Jade Room and begins one hour prior to a performance.

Guests will enjoy catered gourmet finger sandwiches, petit fours and scones with tea and lemonade in the elegantly holiday decorated Jade Room at Irvine Barclay Theatre. A glass of champagne adds to the festive experience for the adults. Characters from the Nutcracker ballet, including Clara, will join the party as the story of The Nutcracker ballet and the magical adventure is told.

Photo opportunities and a party favor for each guest included.

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

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