Monterey, CA, December 06, 2014 - â€˜Tis the season! On Saturday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m., Peninsula Ballet Theatre Presents â€œThe Nutcrackerâ€ at the Golden State Theatre located at 417 Alvarado in Downtown Monterey.
Don't miss this timeless holiday classic! Enjoy two outstanding performances of everyone's favorite, The Nutcracker. Performed by the award-winning San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula Ballet Theatre, a company that has been creating joyous holiday memories for over four decades, this year is no exception as they bring their annual holiday treat to Monterey.
Delight and enchant your entire family at this lavish performance featuring some of the SF Bay Area's most beautiful, talented and athletic professional dancers with gorgeous costumes, great sets and amazing choreography. And, enjoy meeting the dancers on stage following every spectacular finale!
Ticket prices range from $25-$40. For tickets, go to https://www.goldenstatetheatre.com
or call (831) 649-1070. Bring the whole family! Group ticket discounts are available for 10 or more. There is convenient nearby parking in several City of Monterey parking garages in addition to street parking.
About The Nutcracker:
Peninsula Ballet Theatre is very pleased to bring its beloved version of The Nutcracker to the Golden State Theatre. â€œThe moment we heard that Eric and Lori Lochtefeld were adding the Golden State to their venues we knew we wanted to be part of this great creative adventure,â€ said Christine Leslie, President and Executive Director of the ballet company. â€œWe have partnered with them for all four years since they became the owners of the Fox Theatre in Redwood City,â€ she continued. â€œWe love the charm and the atmosphere of these historic theatres, as do our audiences.â€
After making two trips to the Golden State Theatre, the Peninsula Ballet Theatreâ€™s artistic and technical team knew there was no looking back.
â€œThe Golden State Theatre is set up differently than the Fox Theatre so we will be making some slight changes to our choreography to suit the stage size,â€ said Artistic Director David Fonnegra. â€œCarlos Carvajal, The Nutcracker choreographer, and I began creating on the spot how to make these changes that will bring the audience closer to the choreography and take advantage of the unique beauty of the venue.â€
The Peninsula Ballet Theatre is bringing its entire cast including professionals and student performer from the Company Conservatory. Over 125 costumes characters bring the story of the Nutcracker to life. The technical team arrives on Monday before the performance to begin the transformation to Victorian Scotland. The students portray the friends and family of Clara and Fritz Silverbaum who attend everyoneâ€™s favorite holiday party filled with presents, dancing and special entertainments from Dr. Drosselmeyer. Claraâ€™s holiday dreams are fulfilled by dancing by the companyâ€™s professional dancers and artists.
Choreographed by Bay Area dance legend and Isadore Duncan Dance Award winner, Carlos Carvajal, this Nutcracker has become a favorite of audiences throughout northern California and is sure to delight audiences in the entire Monterey Peninsula region.
The Company plans on bringing more than just Nutcracker to the Monterey area. Additional Productions will be announced at a future date. â€œWhen we have toured this production to Oakland, Pittsburg and Reno we have historically integrated local dance students into the production. We hope to be able to do so for future Nutcracker and other productions,â€ continued Fonnegra.
â€œThis is a logical progression for a Company that has been delighting audiences for 44 years,â€ added Leslie. â€œWe are looking forward to being part of this creative adventure in Monterey.â€