‘The Nutcracker’


It’s that magical time of year when visions of sugar plums dance in your head—only at the Sacramento Ballet, it’s the Sugar Plum Fairy who’s pirouetting through your thoughts. Ron Cunningham’s beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, returns to the Community Center Theater Dec. 7 through 23—with live music for select performances!

More than 500 children from all over the region will perform Cunningham’s choreographic delight with the ballet’s beautiful corps. Bring your kids in full fairytale finery and introduce them to the wonder of live, professional dance. Want to hear the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra in the pit? Get tickets for performances on Dec. 7, 8, 15, 20 or 23.

To add to the magic, give the best gift ever and take your tykes to the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea on Dec. 8 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Capitol Plaza Ballroom (1025 Ninth St., Suite 201). Guests will meet the cast of The Nutcracker, enjoy delicious desserts and kid-friendly drinks, have their photo snapped with the Sugar Plum Fairy herself and receive a special memory book with a collectible ornament. It’s an afternoon they’ll never forget.

For tickets and more information, call (916) 808-5181 or visit sacballet.org. The Community Center Theater is located at 1301 L St.

Who: Sacramento Ballet
What: The Nutcracker
When: Dec. 7-23
Where: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento