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The Nutcracker: Capitol Ballet Company Creates Holiday Magic
The Nutcracker: Capitol Ballet Company Creates Holiday Magic

Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker”

Don’t miss this enchanting holiday classic.  Experience the beauty and artistry of ballet and the wonder of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.  This classical ballet, first performed in Russia over a hundred years ago, has become a family holiday tradition.  Audiences in Northern California's Central Valley have long been enjoying Capitol Ballet Company's performances of The Nutcracker, with students from Stockton Ballet School.

Join Clara at her family's grand Christmas Eve party where Herr Drosselmeyer amazes the children with his fantastic inventions, a life size doll and bear which seemingly come to life. Then dream with Clara as her courageous Nutcracker Prince and his toy soldiers victoriously battle the villainous Mouse King and his army of mice.  With the battle won, Clara's Nutcracker becomes a handsome prince and leads her away on a magical journey.  Travel with them as they pass through the beautiful land of snow and on to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and delighted by dances performed in their honor, including The Waltz of the Flowers and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

The Nutcracker will be performed on Saturday, December 17th at 2:00 p.m. at the San Joaquin Delta College Warren Atherton Auditorium, 5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, California. Tickets are $18 for adults; $12 for children (ages 6-12), seniors (65+), students and military with ID; and $8.00 for children under 6. Tickets may be purchased at www.capitolballet.com or by calling San Joaquin Delta College Box Office (209) 954-5110. Remember to ask about the “Sugar Plum Reception” after the performance.

Source: Capitol Ballet Company

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