What You'll Get
- $15 for one ticket for upper-mezzanine seating (up to $35.76 value)
- Available Dates and Showtimes: Saturday, November 19, at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. | Sunday, November 20, at 2 p.m.
Based on a novel by 19th-century romantic fabulist E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker weaves a magical tale of holiday adventure around one of the most recognizable scores in the ballet repertoire. It begins when young Clara receives a nutcracker from her godfather, a wizardly toymaker named Drosselmeyer. Sneaking downstairs to see the toy after everyone else has gone to bed, she suddenly finds herself caught in the middle of a pitched battle between the toys and an army of mice. After saving the nutcracker with a well-thrown shoe to the Mouse King’s head, Clara and her now-living prince venture into the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets to celebrate.
Throughout their adventures, Tchaikovsky’s dazzling inventiveness propels the dances of nimble flowers and regal fairy queens. Under the baton of Maestro Robert Lawson, the 52-piece Ventura College Symphony Orchestra captures the full sweep of the composer’s timeless score. And at the center of the production for the sixth time dances Aaron Smyth, who reprises his role as the Nutcracker Prince before heading to London to join the cast of An American in Paris.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Limit 8/person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the venue box office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Recommended ages 3 and up. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Ventura County Ballet Company
What do dancers at the Monte Carlo Ballet, the Royal Danish Ballet, and the Joffrey Ballet have in common? Besides the supernatural ability to walk on their toes, they got their start with The Ventura County Ballet Company. Ventura County Ballet is a nonprofit committed to creating art while developing young talent and sharing the results with the community through large-scale classic works like The Nutcracker in addition to original works and educational outreach.