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Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

Sunset Center San Carlos St at Ninth Ave, Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921
  • Location: Sunset Center, San Carlos St at Ninth Ave, Carmel by the Sea, CA
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: Standard (13-61) $54 Military (Active Duty with ID)/Seniors (62+) $49.50 Children (0-12) $39
  • Description:

    The Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre (MPBT) is thrilled to announce its return to Sunset Center with the 2023 production of The Nutcracker. Stunning tutus are fluffed, scenery is painted and props are getting an extra coat of glitter, all in anticipation of dazzling our audience!

    Join Clara as she celebrates the holiday with her family who include her mischievous little brother and her beloved and magical Uncle Drosselmeyer. As she ventures into a world of ethereal characters, she's gifted with visions of twirling sugar plums, divine angels and pirouetting flowers. Cookies and Bon Bons spring to life from under Mother Ginger's charmed costume, and candy canes leap, twist and twirl for your entertainment. This show provides entertainment for everyone – soldiers battling beasts, a Nutcracker saving a fair young lady, and fantastic wonders such as snow falling from Sunset's arches and trees growing before your eyes. All spectacles that you must see to believe!

    Joining MPBT for one of these performances ensures that, when your children go to bed this Christmas Eve, they are sure to be dreaming of more than just sugar plums dancing in their heads! Thank you for supporting MPBT and all of the children that benefit from this work. Happy Holidays!

    Monterey's own Tia Brown Rosenblum returns as Artistic Director. With the hope of exposing students to a professional experience, she collaborated with many gifted choreographers amongst which were peninsula locals and former students. We are delight to have professional dancers, Samuel Jones and Elijah Labay, join MPBT as our Cavalier, Snow King, and Arabian lead- partnering our talented local dancers: Kassia Silva (Grande Pas and Coda), Tes Laflan (Arabian Lead), and Dana Pfeiffer (Snow Queen). The culmination of such talent and creative energy working with the young people of the area makes MPBT's Nutcracker without equal on the Peninsula! This enchanting story springs to life in keeping with the tradition of Tchaikovsky's original ballet, first performed in San Francisco many years ago.


San Carlos St at Ninth Ave, Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921

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