2013 Sebastopol Nutcracker
Friday, December 20 – 7:00pm
Saturday, December 21 – 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, December 22 – 2:00pm
Analy High School Theater
6950 Analy Avenue
Join us for the 22nd annual Sebastopol Nutcracker!
Sebastopol Ballet's production of The Nutcracker Ballet has been a family tradition since 1991. The cast features local dance students of all ages and guest artists. Members of the audience have often described the production as "the best in Sonoma County" and a "must see" tradition to kick off the holiday season.
Complimentary "Sugar Plum Party" for children before each matinee show! Meet the cast and enjoy sweet treats!
Sebastopol Nutcracker Tickets Available Now!
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Purchase Tickets by Phone
Call (800) 838-3006 to purchase and pay by credit or debit card
Use the Ticket Order Form below and pay by check (only). Forms can be mailed or dropped off at the Sebastopol Ballet studio
Tickets also available at the door
Some shows are subject to sell out – purchase your tickets in advance to secure your seat!
Please note: Payment at the door is by check or cash. No credit cards accepted.
Order Nutcracker DVDs
Order DVDs of the 2012 Nutcracker from the DVD Order page.
DVDs are $35 each and you have a choice of the Friday evening/Saturday matinee shows or the Saturday evening/Sunday matinee shows.
Previous Nutcrackers and Summer Recitals are also available.
The Sebastopol Nutcracker
Every December since 1992, the Sebastopol Ballet School has staged "The Nutcracker Ballet." This production features local dance students and professional dancers from througout the Bay Area.
The Nutcracker was first performed in the U.S. by the San Francisco Ballet, and it has since become a holiday tradition.
The ballet takes place on Christmas Eve many years ago and tells the story of a girl named Clara. During a party with family and friends, she receives the gift of a Nutcracker from the mysterious Herr Drosselmeyer. Later that night, the Nutcracker and other toys come alive and enter into a battle with the Mouse Queen and her minions. After vanquishing the mice, the Nutcracker transforms into a Prince and takes Clara on a magical adventure through the Land of Sweets.
The story is by E.T.A. Hoffman and the music is by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The Nutcracker was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa.
View pictures from previous productions of Sebastopol Ballet School's "The Nutcracker"
Pictures from the 2011 "MicroNut" performance
(The Press Democrat)
Listen to an interview with Sebastopol Ballet teacher and dancer, Hannah Estrella, about the Sebastopol Nutcracker.
Read the Nutcracker Story — A fun, interactive presentation of the story of the Nutcracker from New York City Ballet.
The Nutcracker Story — This page from the Nutcracker Ballet website gives the storyline and some history of the ballet.
The Nutcracker — Article from Wikipedia with the storyline, information on Tchaikovsky, Hoffman and Petipa, and pictures.
Tchaikovsky — Article from Wikipedia on Tchaikovsky, which includes a biography and a list of his compositions.
Marious Petipa, choreographer — A biography about Petipa.