Enjoy a treasured holiday tradition with family and friends at Southern California’s most spectacular production of The Nutcracker from critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet. The Nutcracker comes to life with this magnificent ballet comprised of beautiful sets, dazzling costumes, and more than 80 dancers on stage. This annual performance tells the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Toy soldiers, life-sized dancing dolls, and a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy stir the imagination. Meet the cast after the performance for photos and autographs. This is family entertainment at its best.
Who: Inland Pacific Ballet, southern California’s premier professional ballet company
Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College, 450 N. College Way, Claremont, CA 91711
Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:00 p.m.
Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Friday, December 15, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 16, 2017 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 17, 2017 2:00 p.m.
Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
Friday, December 22, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 23, 2017 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Information & Tickets: IPBALLET.org; tickets from $39 with senior/child/group discounts available.
Inland Pacific Ballet, is a professional ballet company based in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. The Company is committed to producing exquisitely staged productions of full-length classic story ballets as well as presenting the best in contemporary choreography. Through creative marketing and an extensive Educational Outreach Program, Inland Pacific Ballet strives to introduce new audiences to the magic of ballet, and to make the experience more available and accessible to all. The Company is also committed to the nurturing of new talent and provides an essential training ground for serious young dancers. Inland Pacific Ballet’s Founders/Directors Victoria Koenig and Kevin Frank Myers are southern California natives and bring a wealth of experience to their visionary leadership of the Company.
Over the past 21 years they have built Inland Pacific Ballet into the premier ballet company in the region, enjoying critical acclaim while performing the largest and most varied repertoire in the area. The Company’s repertoire includes such classics as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Les Sylphides, Graduation Ball and Swan Lake Act II. Full length classical masterpieces include Giselle, Coppélia and a lavish production of The Nutcracker. Contemporary classics include seminal works by the legendary George Balanchine including Serenade, Concerto Barocco and Who Cares? and a growing body of original work that includes creative adaptations of much loved stories such as The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Dracula.
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