The Ultimate Nutcracker

The Ultimate Nutcracker

Jack Hartin The Ultimate Nutcracker


Fri., Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Sat., Dec. 16, 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 17, 3 p.m. 2017

Location Info:

Portola High School Performing Arts Center
1001 Cadence
Irvine, CA  92618
Maple Youth Ballet presents the Ultimate Nutcracker

This holiday crown jewel features award-winning choreography, exquisite dancing, opulent sets and costumes, and dazzling special effects. You'll marvel at a life-size gingerbread house, Swarovski crystal curtain and a spectacular Christmas tree that grows to 55 feet before your eyes!

From the moment the lights dim, you will be transported to a magical place filled with dancing snowflakes, a dashing prince, and Tchaikovsky's majestic score based on one of the world's most beloved ballets.

The Maple Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker has become an affordable holiday choice among Southland families, many of whom have not attended a ballet. “For a child, there is no better introduction to the world of ballet than The Nutcracker. It’s colorful and accessible, with a child-centric story fueled by Tchaikovsky’s exquisite score,” said Maple.

“This unparalleled production will entertain audiences by its uplifting surprises and stunning special effects,” said Mr. Maple. Through the years, the fundamental spirit of Nutcracker remains the same, it is a Christmas story—complete with a Christmas tree, visions of sugar plums dancing and a holiday spirit of great joy.”

Not to be missed!

Your family's journey to the "Palace of the Sweets" will begin with a visit to the Nutcracker Boutique for Christmas gifts, a host of fun activities for the kids and gourmet treats for all. After the Sunday performance, children are welcome to get up on stage and be part of a magical Nutcracker workshop.


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