Los Gatos Ballet’s The Nutcracker

A Magical Holiday Nutcracker Not to Miss

Are you a supporter of the arts? Do you want to delight your friends and family to an extraordinary performance this Holiday season? Then, look no further than Los Gatos Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, directed by Marcie Ryken. This production is known as one of the best, family-friendly Nutcrackers in the Bay Area.

Enter a world of Holiday magic by joining Clara as she celebrates with friends and family. Experience the suspenseful battle with the Mouse King. Travel to the magical realm of the Snow Queen and on to The Palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Let the superb dancing and Tchaikovsky’s iconic score captivate you. Filled with vibrant costumes, engaging sets, and delightful choreography, this Nutcracker is sure to charm children and adults of all ages!

We proudly collaborate with San Jose Youth Symphony, conducted by Yair Samet, to provide a live philharmonic orchestra and are joined by principal dancers from the acclaimed San Francisco Ballet. Our production showcases some of the finest youth and professional talent. We hope you will join us this year and make The Los Gatos Ballet Nutcracker part your Holiday tradition.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
The most famous of all holiday ballets has its roots in Russia, premiering there in 1892 with a majestic score by Tchaikovsky and choreography by Petipa, the father of Russian dance. It’s fitting, then, that the Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” is one of the most acclaimed versions ever to grace the stage. Close to 40 renowned, award-winning principal Russian dancers and corps de ballet, along with local supporting dancers, will take the stage to tell the timeless story of young Masha (Clara), who receives the gift of a toy nutcracker one Christmas and dreams that night of a grand adventure with her Nutcracker Prince. With breathtaking leaps, hundreds of hand-sewn costumes, a magical Snow Forest complete with falling snow, a giant Christmas tree and a cannon that shoots roses, children and adults alike will be swept up in the spirit of the season. Enjoy the ultimate holiday tradition at Flint Center.
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