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 32nd annual production of The Nutcracker, December 14th-17th in the McKinney Theater.
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 include: Rainer Krenstetter (Dancing Cavalier), Principal dancer with the Miami City Ballet, Joan Boada (Dancing Cavalier), former principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet, Jaime Diaz (Arabian Pas de Deux and Snow King), former dancer with the Boston Ballet and faculty member at San Francisco Ballet School, and Sven Toorvald (Herr Drosselmeyer), former principal dancer with the Houston Ballet.
Thursday, December 14th at 7 pm
Friday, December 15th at 7 pm
Saturday, December 16th at 2 pm and 7 pm
Sunday, December 17th at 1 pm and 6 pm
Presale tickets can be purchased for $24 and tickets purchased the day of are $26 for general admission and $22 for children 12 and under. For tickets, contact the Fine Arts Box Office at (949) 582-4656 (box office hours Tues-Fri, noon-4 pm) or purchase tickets online at www.saddleback.edu/arts.