- The Nutcracker Ballet
- 14-Dec-2013 02:30PM
- The Arlington Theatre - Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Festival Ballet presents “Nutcracker At The Arlington, with Live, Full Symphony Orchestra” – A true Santa Barbara Holiday Tradition celebrating its 39th year, SBFB takes you on a magical journey with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Beautifully costumed, with Herr Drosselmeyer and his Clock Work Dolls, Rat King and Toy Soldiers, Waltzing Flowers and Dancing Snowflakes, a giant Christmas Tree that grows before your eyes, and surprises galore in the Kingdom of Sweets, this Nutcracker will delight family members of all ages. Professional Guest Artists, Santa Barbara Festival Ballet Company Dancers, UCSB Dept of Dance and student dancers comprise a cast of 100 plus. Nutcracker At The Arlington is one of the rare productions from LA to San Francisco performed with a live orchestra! This is Santa Barbara’s Nutcracker! “It is an honor to provide our Central Coast communities with the full cultural experience of the classic ballet The Nutcracker , with Tchaikovsky’s music played by a full symphony orchestra, all under the stars of our historic Arlington Theater”, Denise Rinaldi, Artistic Director. Elise Unruh, Conductor. Three Performances – Saturday, Dec 14th at 2:30pm and 7pm, Sunday, Dec 15th at 2:30pm.
Saturday evening, Dec. 14th, there will be a special, pre-performance Gala Reception, 5:30 to 6:45 in the Arlington Courtyard, honoring Santa Barbara Festival Ballet’s own, Mr. Desmond O’Neill. Des has been a Santa Barbara community leader for many years which we are pleased to acknowledge. Tickets are $50 per person for the Gala (partially tax deductible). Guests MUST be 21 or over. Please RSVP to Julie Cattoi at 805-636-6663 or purchase your tickets online by following this link- http://santabarbaranutcrackerballet.com/nutcracker-gala-v2/
- The Arlington Theatre