Mission Viejo, CA – Saddleback College’s holiday tradition wouldn’t be complete without joining Clara and her Nutcracker prince to experience the enchanting Nutcracker Ballet. The Laguna Ballet, a non-profit junior ballet company serving Orange County families since 1985, presents its 27th anniversary production of The Nutcracker December 19th-22nd in its seventh season on the McKinney Theater stage at Saddleback College
More than 90 Orange County students come together each year, under the direction of Shery Gilbert, to perform in a full-length production of The Nutcracker, one of America’s popular holiday traditions. This year’s guest artists are Antonio Carmena, current soloist and member of the New York City Ballet since 1999; Sven Toorvald, former member of the Houston Ballet and Hubbard Street of Chicago; and Seth Belliston, former principal dancer with the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Tickets are going fast so purchase yours today by calling (949) 582-4656 (noon-4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday) or online at www.saddleback.edu/arts. Ticket prices are $24 general; $22 students/seniors/Angels; $20 children 12 and under. Dates are December 19th and 20th at 7:00 p.m.; December 21st at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m., and December 22nd at 1:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Laguna Ballet is a non-profit junior ballet company that provides Orange County with exceptional productions, including The Nutcracker. Laguna Dance Theatre and Laguna Ballet, both based in Mission Viejo, were established together in 1985 under the artistic direction of Shery Gilbert. Laguna Dance Theatre (LDT) is a classical ballet school focusing on pre-professional caliber training and is the home of Laguna Ballet. LDT also offers excellent training for children and adults in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Pilates, Yoga and Zumba. For more information and class schedules, please call Laguna Dance Theater at 949.855.4702 or visit www.lagunadancetheatre.com.
Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit. Parking is available in Lot 12. Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the third left to “Theatre Circle,” turning right into Lot 12.
Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community. Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals. For more information, please visit www.saddleback.edu and for Fine Arts information, visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.