San Francisco Ballet presents a Nutcracker spectacle.
Step into the reverie of little Clara in this unforgettable holiday tale and enter a magical wonderland of toy soldiers, a blizzard of snowflakes, and a kaleidoscope of more than 150 dancers. Battle the King of Mice and of course, dance through the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Helgi Tomasson’s dazzling San Francisco-inspired production is accompanied by a brilliant live orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s beloved score.
Share unforgettable moments and everlasting memories with loved ones during this very special holiday time and tradition.
*Nutcracker is most magical for children 5 and older. No children under age 3. In order to maintain an enjoyable experience for all patrons, children should be able to stay in their own seat, stay quiet during the performance, and wear a mask at all times. Lap-sitting and standing are not allowed.
December 8–27, 2022
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Runtime: 2 hours with one intermission
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Scenic Design: Michael Yeargan
Costume Design: Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls
Projection Design: Wendall K. Harrington
The 2004 premiere of Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker was made possible by Lead Sponsors The Herbert Family and The Swanson Foundation, and Sponsors Yurie and Carl Pascarella, Kathleen Scutchfield, and The Smelick Family.