Saturday, December 18 at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, December 19 at 3pm
Wednesday, December 22 at 7pm
Thursday, December 23 at 7pm
Music by Peter Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Charles Maple
Share the tradition of fantasy as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker Prince and Clara ignite the imagination of your princes and princesses of all ages. This whimsical storybook ballet is a perfect family fare that all ages will enjoy. Watch as this unique Orange County experience unfolds, showcasing exceptional & talented dancers from across the Southland!
Featuring original choreography by Artistic Director Charles Maple, The Maple Youth Ballet's The Nutcracker is a contemporary full-length rendition-with-a-twist of E.T.A. Hoffman’s time honored classic, which centers around Clara, a young girl who yearns to one day become a professional ballerina.
Celebrate the holiday season in style as we share in the excitement as our magnificent Christmas tree creates an astonishing and thrilling special effect as it magically grows to 55' high, encompassing the entire stage!
Running Time: About two hours
Sunday Matinee Performances:
FREE On-Stage Dance Workshop for Ages 4-8
Immediately following our Sunday matinee performance, boys & girls ages 4-8 are invited to a free, fun-filled dance workshop led by Maple Conservatory's Pili Doheny and members from the Maple Youth Ballet. During this 20-minute workshop Ms. Doheny will lead the children through some ballet stretches and teach a children's dance from our Nutcracker production!
The Maple Youth Ballet, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides dancers with training and performance opportunities to bridge the gap between student and professional dancers, while offering Orange County professional-quality performances at affordable prices.
From our humble beginnings seven years ago, the Maple Youth Ballet has already become one of Southern California's most vibrant and accomplished pre-professional ballet companies. The Maple Conservatory of Dance is the official school of the Maple Youth Ballet.
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