Transition into the holiday season with the Bay’s Area’s most family-friendly production of The Nutcracker! Returning for its 29th year, Contra Costa Ballet’s production of this treasured classic has been a beloved holiday tradition for East Bay families for three decades. Join Clara and her beloved Nutcracker-turned Prince in an epic battle between giant mice and toy soldiers. Journey into the deliciously-delightful Candy Kingdom to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy. Contra Costa Ballet brings The Nutcracker to life in this festive production filled with colorful costumes, whimsical sets and an array of talented, young dancers. This hour-long performance is an elegant introduction to the holiday classic.
Artistic directors are Richard Cammack and Emily Borthwick. They welcome back guest artists Christian Squires, Jackie McConnell, Charles Anderson, Michael Wells, Katarina Wester, and Felipe Leon.
Show times are Friday, November 23 at 4:30 and 7:30 pm; Saturday, November 24 at 2:00, 4:30 and 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 25 at 2:00 and 4:30 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.
Tickets are $30 – $40 and can be purchased at the Lesher Center Box Office, by calling 925-943-SHOW (7469), or online at https://lesherartscenter.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1087.
The Contra Costa Ballet Company is a pre-professional company of unusual stature. Under the direction of Richard Cammack and Zola Dishong for over thirty years, Company members are the most advanced-level dancers from Contra Costa Ballet Centre and perform twice annually at the Lesher Center for the Arts in The Nutcracker and Spring Rep’. Both productions are sponsored by the Contra Costa Ballet Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable, professionally-staged dance performances to our community.