With the holidays are here and it’s a fun time to plan special events for the family. Since my darling daughter (ballerina) has performed in The Nutcracker through her dance studio for the past three years, I thought it only fitting to get tickets for the two of us when I heard The American Ballet Theater with Misty Copeland will be at Segerstrom Center for the Arts this December. The Nutcracker, set well known music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky and features choreography by Alexei Ratmansky will feature 13 performances December 7-17, 2017. Misty Copeland will lead the opening night cast on December 7 dancing the role of Clara, and the Princess and Nutcracker, the Prince will be Daniil Simkin. Subsequent casts include Sarah Lane and Herman Cornejo, Gillian Murphy and James Whiteside, Stella Abrera and Alexandre Hammoudi, and Hee Seo and Cory Stearns in the leading roles.
The Nutcracker is the story of a little girl, Clara, who receives a magical doll that comes to life in her dreams. It’s a wonderful story for all ages, and a classical holiday tradition.
This ballet holds a very special place in our hearts as the memories flood back to the last three years when my little ballerina performed as a Snowflake, a Mice, Soldier a Gingerbread, a ribbon candy, and this year she will be a candy cane.
The engagement of The Nutcracker continues an on-going relationship between Segerstrom Center and American Ballet Theatre. The company has appeared at the Center 26 times, beginning in 1987.
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE: THE NUTCRACKER
Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Segerstrom Hall
600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
www.scfta.org www.abt.org The Box Office Phone – (714) 556-2787 December 7 – 17, 2017
Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.
Single tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker start at $29 are now available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket discounts for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236
Special Sweet Seats are available for every performance and include:
- Premier seating location in Orchestra rows A – F
- Exclusive pre-show selfie opportunity with ABT dancer
- A special Nutcracker-themed gift
- A special holiday sweet treat
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is unique as both an acclaimed arts institution and as a multidisciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence on all of its stages, offering unsurpassed experiences, and engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring programs.