The Nutcracker

with City Ballet Orchestra
John Nettles conducting

Clara and Nutcracker performing on stage

Received the Tommy Award for the “Best Nutcracker” in San Diego

The Nutcracker is the classic Victorian-era story of the adventures of Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Herr Drosselmeyer and the Sugar Plum Fairy told through a magical theatrical experience to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s famous score. Young and old alike will be captivated by Elizabeth Wistrich’s choreography, the exquisite costumes and grand sets. Let your childhood dreams return and inspire you to imagine a by gone time.


Tickets go on sale Oct 3, 2021

Wednesday and Thursday
Dec 22nd and 23rd, 2021
2:00pm and 7:30pm

California Center for the Arts

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Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Elizabeth Wistrich, after Rudolph Nureyev, Lev Ivanov, Vassily Vainonen, and William Christensen