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The Nutcracker

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Presented by Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre presents, The Original Santa Cruz Nutcracker, a favorite holiday tradition! Maestra Pamela Martin conducts the Ballet Orchestra and guest artists. Featuring guest stars Melody Mennite from Houston Ballet and Lucien Postlewaite from Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:00pm *   and 6:00pm 
Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 1:00pm*

Children's Sweet Treats PreShow Meet & Greet ($25 + regular ticket price)   Matinee performances only - Sweet Treats ticket required.  Parents (2 per child) attend free.
Sweet Treats will begin at 12:30pm on Saturday and 11:30am on Sunday.

Join us as Nutcracker magic comes alive prior to curtain! Attend a pre-show meet and greet with your favorite characters. Bring your camera! Sweet Treats tickets are for Children 12 & Under. Parents (2 per child) attend free. Each Sweet Treats ticket is valid for the meet and greet, a Pacific Cookie Company cookie, and an ornament to commemorate this festive holiday tradition. 
     -Up to 2 adult chaperones with regular performance tickets allowed per child with Sweet Treats ticket.
     -Arrive early! No late entry provided for Sweet Treats.
     -To purchase, select "w/ Sweet Treats" price type when selecting seats for the children. 

♦  After-Show Orchestra Tour: Meet the Percussion Section!  ($5 + regular ticket price) Saturday 2pm performance only - After-Show Orchestra Tour ticket required for each child and parents (2 per child) attend free.

-Tour begins at 4:15pm, after the performance.     
-To purchase, select "w/ Orch Tour" price type when selecting seats.
-Up to 2 adult chaperones with regular performance tickets allowed per child with After-Show Orchestra Tour ticket.

Seating Information:
     -Orchestra seating is at floor level and may not provide the best view for small children.
     -The stage is elevated.
     -The live Orchestra will perform on the floor directly in front of the stage.
Discount offered on orders of 12 or more tickets. Contact the Box Office for assistance (831) 420-5260.

Advance sales end 2 hours prior to event.  Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door.
ID required to claim Will Call tickets. If you choose to have your tickets mailed & you do not receive them, please contact the Civic Box Office prior to the day of show.
Babies under 1 year of age do not need a ticket if held on lap. Strollers are not allowed into the auditorium.  Cameras & recorders are not allowed.  Arrive Early - LATE SEATING MAY BE LIMITED. No refunds. Exchanges dependent on producer policy.

Wheelchair Accessible and Accessible Companion seats are available in all price zones in the orchestra floor seating.
Tickets are subject to service charge which is included in the Grand Total in the Shopping Cart (after seats are selected).

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The Nutcracker


  831-420-5260 | Tues-Fri 11am-6pm
307 Church Street | Santa Cruz, CA 95060