We’ve published our 4th Annual Bay Area Nutcracker Guide for 2013 listing Nutcracker performances throughout the San Francisco Bay area.
The Nutcracker has become a Christmas tradition for both families and ballet companies.Â The annual Nutcracker GuideÂ makes it easy to locate a Nutcracker performance with a listing the performances by city (in alphabetical order) the performing companyâ€™s name, the dates of their performances and if the ballet company offers a cast party whether it be called Sugar Plum Fairy, Sweet Treats or Sweet Dreams.
In addition, each company Â is linked to a performance page which lists the individual performance information including date, time, ticket cost, location and links to the ballet companyâ€™s web site.
Quick Facts From this Yearâ€™s Guide:
31 different companies (either ballet or dance) listed in the comprehensive Guide.
198 performances listed in the Nutcracker calendar.
Earliest performance dates: Nov. 29 Â by the Pacific Ballet and Contra Costa Ballet companies.
Latest performance dates:Â Dec 29, 2013 by the Terracotta Prince (Nutcracker) and San Francisco Ballet.
Least Expensive: Rachelâ€™s Ballet on Dec 6 & 7, 2013 â€“ Free
Most Expensive: San Francisco Ballet -Â $425 for box seats
Most Unusual Interpretation: The Terracotta Nutcracker (or Terracotta Prince) featuring the Dalian Acrobatic Troupe which will be performing in San Jose at the California Theatre from Dec 18 â€“ 29, 2013. The Jewish Nutcracker Â re-imagined version with a Jewish interpretation with characters right out of the story of Hanukkah which will be performed Dec 6 â€“ 8, 2013 at the Childrenâ€™s Creativity Museum in San Francisco.
Most Popular Days for Performance:Â Dec 14 with 26 followed by Dec 7 with 24 and Dec 21 with 23.
Originally Posted on: 11/25/2013