“The Nutcracker” Comes to Life at the Historic San Diego Youth Ballet

| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Clare Hermanson is cast as Clara this year. Photo is courtesy of Zachary Barron.

From Wednesday, December 6 to Sunday, December 17, 2017, the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (SDCYB) will perform “The Nutcracker” At the Casa del Prado Theater in Balboa Park. Directed by SDCYB Artistic Director Danika Pramik-Holdaway, this San Diego holiday family tradition sells out every year and should not to be missed.

Generations of ballet dancers have come through the doors of the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet since it was founded in Balboa Park in 1945. This year, the impact of that legacy comes full circle and takes center stage as SDCYB alum Paula Kasimatis returns to play Mrs. Stahlbaum, the mother of the lead character Clara. She is dancing once again on the Casa del Prado Theater stage because her actual daughter, Clare Hermanson, has been cast as Clara this year.

With the belief that the holidays are also a time to celebrate with families, and also to think about those in need, the SDCYB will also partner with Father Joe’s Villages to collect gifts for homeless children.

Affordable tickets range from only $12 to $18, which makes this the perfect opportunity to experience ballet in Balboa Park with your family.

The San Diego Civic Youth Ballet is located at 1650 El Prado in Balboa Park. For more information, call (619) 233-3060 or visit www.sdcyb.org.

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