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Dance: Ballet

San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker


Dec 7, 2012 – Dec 28, 2012



War Memorial Opera House

301 Van Ness Ave



$20 - 265

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It's cold out and you're wearing your finest gloves. There are tuxedos and gowns, old men with ivory-tipped canes. The children's hair is immaculate and it feels like the aristocratic parts of a Tolstoy novel and you're arriving at the ballet — The Nutcracker, in fact, Tchaikovsky's impossibly delicate tale, at once magical and at once hinting at the very deepest darkness. The SF Ballet produces, yet again, a fitting performance for the city's metropolitanism and diversity. The stagecraft is grandiose and reminds us that there are still artists out there that can make magic without CGI. It's a dream inside of a holiday snow globe for a snowless bayside city.

Joshua Wyatt, Flavorpill


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War Memorial Opera House says…

San Francisco Ballet's sparkling production of Nutcracker, set here in our own "City by the Bay," has introduced audiences of all ages to the magnificent world of ballet. This holiday season, experience the beauty and athleticism of SF Ballet's international cast of world-class dancers in Nutcracker, a San Francisco tradition since 1944.