Ron Cunningham’s The Nutcracker
Best-known and most beloved of all Sacramento Ballet productions, Ron Cunningham’s The Nutcracker has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people. The images of young Clara battling the Giant Mouse King, being saved by her Nutcracker Prince, and then journeying to the magical Snowflake Forest and Kingdom of the Sweets have become a part of our culture. Joining the professional company in this annual production are more than 500 youngsters from throughout the region who take their first “leap” into the world of performing arts with the Sacramento Ballet, making it a true holiday spectacular.
Single tickets on sale now
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 2:00PM**
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 7:00PM
Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 1:00PM (Live Music)**
Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 5:30PM
Friday, December 15, 2017 – 7:00PM**
Saturday, December 16, 2017 – 2:00PM (Live Music)
Saturday, December 16, 2017 – 7:00PM (Live Music)
Sunday, December 17, 2017 – 1:00PM (Live Music)**
Sunday, December 17, 2017 – 5:30PM
Friday, December 22, 2017 – 7:00PM (Live Music)
Saturday, December 23, 2017 – 2:00PM (Live Music)
Saturday, December 23, 2017 – 7:00PM (Live Music)
**SPECIAL ENHANCED PERFORMANCES!
Make your Nutcracker experience even more memorable with these free add-ons. (select performances only)
Unwrapping the Presents Beneath the Tree: A look behind the scenes
The Sacramento Ballet hopes you’ll join us to learn more about our favorite holiday tradition! Arrive at the theatre by 12:30pm on Saturday or 11:30am on Sunday to watch the end of company class on stage, see the stagehands begin preparations for the performance, and talk with our Artistic Directors, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier about what makes this ballet a magical experience for everyone involved!
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 2:00PM: Please arrive by 12:30PM
Sunday, December 10 & 17, 2017 – 1:00PM: Please arrive by 11:45AM
Friday, December 15, 2017 – 7:00PM: Please arrive by 5:30PM
“No matter how bah-humbug-gy you may feel, the Sacramento Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ will brighten your outlook. It is a magical adventure, a celebration of the innocence and wonder of childhood that is tailor-made for the holiday season”. — Sacramento Bee, 12/13/2010