State Street Ballet: Events & Performances

2023-24 Season Performances


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State Street Ballet's The Nutcracker serves up holiday tradition with all of the grandeur Santa Barbarans have come to cherish. Over 150 professional dancers, musicians, and ballet students join forces to bring this annual celebration to the stage for three magical performances.

“charming, fresh, and a delight to the eye and ear”
- Noozhawk

In each new iteration of this popular work, the company blends fresh insight and ideas with their classical interpretation of the story, while staying true to the familiar plot and characters. With its opulent sets and costumes, and brilliant comedic moments, the beloved tale of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince continues to delight audiences of all ages, year after year.

“Gustafson’s Nutcracker is, well, innocently curvaceous, its choreographic narrative clean and clear to the eye.”

Share your holiday cheer at this unforgettable live entertainment event!

Featuring State Street Ballet, Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra, and State Street Ballet Academy
Choreography by Rodney Gustafson
Additional Choreography by Marina Fliagina, Cecily MacDougall, Gary McKenzie, Chauncey Parsons, Megan Philipp
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conducted by Brian Asher Alhadeff

 Saturday, December 16, 2023; 3:00 pm
  Saturday, December 16, 2023; 7:00 pm
  Sunday, December 17, 2023; 3:00 pm
  The Granada Theatre
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