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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 Reichlan – New York City Ballet
Fabrice Calmels – Joffrey 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

*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.

Festival Ballet Theatre Season Package 2018-2019


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 (PARTY START TIME: 4PM)
Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm (PARTY START TIME: 6PM)
Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 1:00 (PARTY START TIME: 12PM)
Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm (PARTY START TIME: 6PM)
Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 2:00 and 7:00 pm (PARTY START TIME: 1PM & 6PM)
Sunday, December 16, 2018 @ 1:00 and 6:00 pm (PARTY START TIME: 12PM & 5PM)
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: 1PM & 6PM)
Sunday, December 23, 2018 @ 1:00 and 6:00 pm (PARTY START TIME: 12PM & 5PM)
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