"This is a Nutcracker on a grand scale . . . striking, elegant and beautiful."
- The New York Times
Audiences of all ages will marvel at the magic and wonderment of this stunning production that played to unanimous critical acclaim and sold-out audiences in its first two seasons.
San Francisco Ballet' Nutcracker promises, yet again, to be this December's hottest ticket!
On a chilly, starlit Christmas Eve in December 1944, San Francisco Ballet performed the very first Nutcracker ever seen in America.
Filled with a myriad of magical new surprises, this grand-scale production brings the beauty and wonderment of Clara’s fantastical dream to life with new choreography and staging by Helgi Tomasson, scenery by internationally recognized designer Michael Yeargan, costumes by Tony-award winning designer Martin Pakledinaz, and lighting by James F. Ingalls.
Opening Night: The War Memorial Opera Opera House will be transformed into a holiday promenade: Outside, falling snow will greet guests as they arrive. Inside, tables will feature sweets from leading Bay Area restaurants and bakeries and jugglers, magicians, and Nutcracker characters will greet guests.
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours