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The Nutcracker At the Irvine Barclay Theatre
Family-Friendly, Traditional, Warmth of the Holiday Season.
A cherished holiday classic, perfect for all ages!
Create holiday memories for your family by sharing the magic of The Nutcracker.
Festival Ballet Theatre’s family-friendly breathtaking production features superb colorful scenery and dazzling costumes, which make this age-old tradition sparkle like new. Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s iconic score as the Sugar Plum Fairy, our heroine Clara, and a cast of hundreds take you on a magical journey to mystical lands. This full-length traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre’s Artistic Director, Salwa Rizkalla, and features world-renowned guest artists, FBT’s professional company dancers, and exceptional young talent from across the Southland.
Performance Dates and Times:
Saturday, December 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Sunday, December 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Sunday, December 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Friday, December 24, 2021 @ 11:00 am
Festival Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker
• Set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s iconic (traditional) score
• Features world-renowned guest artists, FBT’s professional company dancers, exceptional young talent from across the Southland, and a cast of more than 200 Southern California children
• Full-length, traditional production choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre’s Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla
• Family-friendly, fast-paced production perfect for all ages
• Colorful scenery and dazzling costumes by Simon Pastukh and Galina Solovyeva
Festival Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker history
• Performances began in 1989
• Presented at various Orange County venues throughout the years: – Historic Huntington Beach High School Auditorium – Orange Coast College’s Robert B. Moore Theatre – Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach
• Performed annually since 2007 at the beautiful 754-seat Irvine Barclay Theatre on the University of California, Irvine campus
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