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What You'll Get
- One package that includes one ticket to each of three performances in California Ballet’s 2015-2016 season, including packages to The Great Gatsby, The Nutcracker, and Romeo and Juliet
- Where: San Diego Civic Theatre (Gatsby and Nutcracker), Balboa Theatre (Romeo & Juliet)
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- $59 for one ticket to each of three performances, balcony seating (up to $136.75 value)
- $119 for one ticket to each of three performances, rear orchestra/front mezzanine seating (up to $214.25 value)
- $179 for one ticket to each of three performances, the gold-rope section (up to $312.25 value)
- Evening Package: The Great Gatsby on Saturday, October 24, The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 12, and Romeo and Juliet on Sunday, March 13. All shows start at 7:30 p.m.
- Matinee Package: The Great Gatsby on Sunday, October 25, at 2:30 p.m., The Nutcracker on Sunday, December 13, at 1 p.m., and Romeo and Juliet on Sunday, March 13, at 1 p.m.
The Great Gatsby
- The story: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus of greed, excess, and love gone awry, which takes on a new life in the hands (and feet) of the California Ballet thanks to choreography by Septime Webre
- The framing device: a narrator guides onlookers through the doomed romance between esoteric millionaire Jay Gatsby and the debutante Daisy Buchanan
- The music: a swing score performed by a live jazz band, which soundtracks footwork that combines contemporary ballet with popular dances of the era
- The accolades: Washington Post described the blend of palpable drama and visual splendor best: “With live music, generous dancing, high spirits and some memorable moments of silent, spot-on acting, Gatsby goes down like champagne.”
- The story: young Clara receives a nutcracker from her godfather, a wizardly toymaker named Drosselmeyer, and finds herself caught in the middle of a pitched battle between the toys and an army of mice
- The characters: besides the heroine and the titular nutcracker, audiences meet the Mouse King, nimble flowers, regal fairy queens, and the Sugarplum Fairy
- The score: a masterwork by Tchaikovsky which includes “Waltz of the Snowflakes,” “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy,” a Spanish bolero, and Russian Trepak
Romeo and Juliet
- The story: Shakespeare’s famous tragedy about two star-crossed teenagers in love serves as a cautionary tale to grudge-bearing elders and impetuous youth alike
- The characters: the young couple at the center, their feuding parents, their feuding friends, lots of other people who are feuding
- The score: every insult, sword fight, and stolen kiss comes sonically to life courtesy of Sergei Prokofiev, praised throughout history for his emotionally vivid compositions
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 10/24 at California Ballet Ticketing Office or on day of first performance for a ticket at venue box office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About California Ballet
- The Company: since its inception in 1968, California Ballet has grown into the largest professional ballet company in Southern California
- The Repertoire: California Ballet's principal dancers restage demanding classics such as Giselle, Swan Lake, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but the company also cultivates daring new works (The Great Gatsby, Dracula) and fresh local talent through its school
- The Seasonal Highlight: California Ballet's annual performance of The Nutcracker at the Civic Theatre, which draws an audience of more than 25,000 people each year