Ballet San Jose Gala Supports Live Music in the Theater and the Classroom

Ballet San Jose’s inaugural gala heralds the return of live music to Ballet SJ’s orchestra pit, as Symphony Silicon Valley takes its place as resident orchestra for this performance, and the entire season to follow, under the baton of recently appointed Ballet SJ music director and conductor George Daugherty.

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Take a Step Back in Time with SFB’s Online ‘Nutcracker’ Guide

The San Francisco Ballet—the first professional ballet company in America and the first in the country to perform The Nutcracker—has created an online “scrapbook” filled with vintage photographs and dancers’ fond memories of famous city spots that figure prominently in the ballet’s production.

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Kozlova’s Dance Conservatory Presents Full-Length ‘Nutcracker’

Valentina Kozlova’s Dance Conservatory Company will present its full-length production of The Nutcracker, with guest artists Alexandre Hammoudi of American Ballet Theatre and modern choreographer Margo Sappington as “Auntie” Drosselmeyer, December 3 at 5pm at Symphony Space, New York City.

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Choreography by Iraq Veteran Gives ‘Nutcracker’ a Military Flair

Ballet Theatre Company of West Hartford, Connecticut, returns to St. Joseph College this December for six performances of The Nutcracker, featuring a cast of 60-plus performers and choreography by Roman Baca, a former U.S. Marine who served in combat in Fallujah, Iraq.

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Boston Ballet Stars Imported for New Haven Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

New Haven [CT] Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the Shubert Theater will feature all new choreography by artistic director Jared Redick and performances by guest artists Kathleen Breen Combes and Yury Yanowksy of Boston Ballet.

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Familiar ‘Nutcracker’ Tale Gets Turned Upside Down in ‘Ratcracker’

Everyone knows the tale of The Nutcracker, but what would happen if the infamous rats actually won the battle against the Prince? That’s the premise of the Frequent Flyers Production of Ratcracker, a holiday show that “turns The Nutcracker on its head” and leaves it “hanging by its tail.”

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Goh Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ Welcomes Guest Artists from ABT

The Goh Ballet Academy’s 2011 edition of The Nutcracker, featuring principal dancers from American Ballet Theatre and a live orchestra, promises to be one of the biggest productions in the company’s history, says the academy, based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Washington Philanthropist Gives Gift of Music to TWB’s ‘Nutcracker’

Adrienne Arsht, philanthropist and business leader, has made a $250,000 gift that will allow The Washington Ballet to provide live orchestral performances for the company’s 50th anniversary performances of The Nutcracker.

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$20 ‘Mystery Tickets’ for OBT’s ‘Nutcracker’

Oregon Ballet Theatre is offering $20 “mystery tickets” to tonight’s performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. This marks the third year that the Portland-based company has made this offer for the ballet’s December 20 performance.

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Huntington Beach’s Ballet Rep Celebrates the Season in a New Home

More than 300 dancers will convey the merriment of the season as Ballet Repertory Theatre presents 15 performances of The Nutcracker, December 11 to 24, at Golden West College Mainstage Theater, 15744 Golden West Street, Huntington Beach, California.

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Over 100 Medford Dancers to Perform at Festival of Trees

More than 100 dancers from the Medford (Oregon) Civic Ballet and Dance Arts Academy will perform excerpts from The Nutcracker and other holiday numbers at the annual Festival of Trees celebration, December 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the Medford Armory.

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Dancers from NBC and PNB Join Goh Ballet for Nutcracker

The Goh Ballet’s production of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, will feature guest dancers from The National Ballet of Canada and Pacific Northwest Ballet, along with an illusionist, ballroom dancers, gymnasts, and the company’s own award-winning young dancers.

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Sarasota Students to Dance with Mentors in Nutcracker

Sarasota Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker features 80 young performers from the Sarasota Ballet School and Dance—The Next Generation, the school’s scholarship program for disadvantaged and at-risk youth. The production by former artistic director Robert de Warren will run two performances at the Sarasota Opera House in Florida on December 11.

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New Costumes, Sets, Sparkle in Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s Nutcracker

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s production of The Nutcracker, choreographed and directed by ballet master Vladimir Issaev, has scheduled performances in Miami, Aventura, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this holiday season.

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George Washington Danced Here: Washington Ballet’s Patriotic Nutcracker

The Washington Ballet presents Septime Webre’s patriotic rendition of The Nutcracker, starring George Washington as the Nutcracker and King George III as the Rat King, from December 2 to 26 at the Warner Theater, Washington, DC.

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