A ballerina's graceful balance is inspiring to aspiring dancers, captivating to houses of cards, and vexing to bulldozers razing cliffside condor habitats. Dwell on adroit appendages with today's Groupon: for $24, you get an orchestra ticket (rows R–V or closer, up to a $59 value) to the opening night performance of The Nutcracker, presented by the Sacramento Ballet on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.
For 23 years, the Sacramento Ballet has been enchanting audiences with The Nutcracker's magical holiday story of a young girl's journey through a land of princes, dancing snowflakes, and sugar plum fairies. The production features 30 professional dancers and 40 members of the Sacramento Philharmonic, and uses 2,500 pounds of dry ice over the course of the season to entice fog enthusiasts. Constantly looking to keep the show fresh and surprise audiences, artistic director and choreographer Ron Cunningham has incorporated a showstopping new Spanish dance this year.
Since its inception in 1954, the Sacramento Ballet has treated audiences to feats of lithe and limber strength created by some of the country's foremost choreographers and executed by a talented group of dancers. A memorable family event, its edition of this holiday classic is a great way to get into the spirit of the season without costly in-home reenactments of the Christmas tree scene from Computer Beach Party.
- The whole ballet was wonderful to watch and the dancers were exceptionally skilled in their performance. The sets were great but it was the dancers and the kids which made it most amazing. – Elias G., Yelp
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Sacramento, California 95814