#41 – The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre

This coming Friday, Dec. 3, this rousing hometown favorite plays every year to two sold out school matinees and two  public performances at the historic Fox Theatre.  A local tradition, Ballet America brings the Nutcracker to over 1000 peninsula schoolchildren and makes dance a vibrant part of our whole community.

Redwood City’s own Ballet America dances a spirited, full-length version of this much-loved holiday ballet.  From the youngest angels to the professional Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, this Nutcracker joins dancers of all levels in an exuberant production that has made its home at the Fox Theater for nearly a decade.

Ballet America’s Nutcracker proves that the art and joy of dance can be shared across an entire community. From the audience seated in magical Fox Theatre, filled with young children and dance enthusiasts alike to the diverse cast of more than 100 student and professional dancers, this production has an unparalleled energy and spirit.  The Stahlbaum’s festive party, the comical sword-wielding mice, the graceful falling snow, and the magical land of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her treats–all are here in this professional production.

Set to the beloved Tchaikovsky score, this Nutcracker includes a cast of more than 100 dancers, colorful sets, and beautiful  costumes.  A festive night out for families and experienced ballet fans alike, this show is also a superb, affordable way to introduce children to the magic of ballet.

This year, the students and teachers of the Academy of American Ballet are proud to be joined by professional dancers Maia Wilkins as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Michael Levine as the Cavalier, and David Bier as the Snow King,.

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