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Sacramento Convention Center Complex, 1400 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

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Sacramento Ballet: The Nutcracker

Closed December 23, 2017

The best-known and most beloved of all Sacramento Ballet productions!

Why See Sacramento Ballet: The Nutcracker?

One of Sacramento's best Holiday Shows

Sacramento Ballet's annual production of The Nutcracker is the best-known and most beloved of all Sacramento Christmas holiday traditions. Ron Cunningham's delightful Nutcracker returns for the 2017 season, and welcomes the return of the Sacramento Philharmonic for seven select performances during the run, please see below for details. All performances not listed will use recorded music.

It's time to welcome back the Sugar Plum Fairy, her Waltzing Flowers and all of the subjects of her Land of the Sweets; plus Dancing Snowflakes, Toy Soldiers, Giant Mice, and all the rest. In addition to the thirty professional dancers of the Company, more than 500 area youngsters will fill the many speciality roles.

What is The Nutcracker about?

One snowy Christmas Eve, at a great townhouse where a party is in full swing, local magician Herr Drosselmeyer with gifts for the children, including a wooden nutcracker for Clara, the oldest child. When the clock strikes twelve an adventure begins and the Nutcracker comes to life, leading our heroine Clara into a war between mice and tin soldiers, and into the enchanted Land of Sweets where a festival awaits them.

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Opening night: 9 December 2017


Suitable for all ages

Run time

Two hours with intermission

And before you stop reading

Please note that the following performances are accompanied by a live orchestra:
Sunday, 12/10/17 1:00PM
Saturday, 12/16/17 2:00PM
Saturday, 12/16/17 7:00PM
Sunday, 12/17/17 1:00PM
Friday, 12/22/17 7:00PM
Saturday, 12/23/17 2:00PM
Saturday, 12/23/17 7:00PM

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Kristen Bloom on Sunday, December 22nd

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