A true Christmas Classic
Nothing says Christmas like the beloved story of Clara and her unusual prince... So don your woolly pullovers and gather the family for Spokane Symphony and Santa Barbara's State Street Ballet's annual joint production of The Nutcracker! Featuring local performers and Santa Barbara's finest dancers in the principal roles, the production promises to ring in the festive season with enchantment, wonder and more than a little bit of magic!
The classic tale, based on the children's book written by E.T.A Hoffmann just over 200 years ago, has taken many forms over the years but none so great as Tchaikovsky's ballet. From the spine-tingling opening strains of Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the regal opening March, the legendary score and it's marriage with Marius Petipa's original choreography has stood the test of time to become the world's favorite Yuletide tradition.