Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince and relive the wonder and enchantment of this Christmas classic. Experience the beauty and artistry of ballet through Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker performed live by Capitol Ballet Company with students from Stockton Ballet School. Originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and first performed in Russia over a century ago, The Nutcracker has become an enduring holiday classic captivating the imaginations of all ages.
Celebrate Christmas Eve with Clara at her family’s grand celebration at the Stahlbaum manor. Herr Drosselmeyer amazes the children with his magical 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 boldly battle the villainous Mouse King and his army of mice. Victorious in battle, 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 welcomed 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 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m. at the San Joaquin Delta College Warren Atherton Auditorium, 5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, California. Tickets are $20-$25 for adults; $16-$18 for children (17 and under), seniors (60+), and military with ID. Tickets may be purchased at www.capitolballet.com or by calling San Joaquin Delta College Box Office at (209) 954-5110.