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Orinda: A Sweet Dream Nutcracker

Celebrate the joy of the season with family and friend’s with the treasured holiday ballet.

Professional Guest Artists:
Vinnie Jones and Maurice Monge
Students of Orinda Ballet

The Ballet Story Synopsis:
A young girl, Clara, has been given a special magicial Nutcracker doll from Uncle Drosselmeyer, who performs magic for her family and friends.
That evening Clara looks for her Nutcracker Doll under the Christmas Tree. She finds her Nutcracker Doll has grown life size as well as the toy soldier’s and mice. There is a battle scene. A terrible Mouse Queen tries to attack the Nutcracker. Clara throws her shoe at the Mouse Queen. The Mouse Queen breaks and the magic spell placed on the Nutcracker Doll is broken. He returns to his true self, the Nutcracker Prince.
In thanks for Clara’s bravery, the Prince takes Clara on a wonderful adventure, to the Land of Sweets, where he is from. They pass through an Enchanted Winter forest where the the Snow Queen and her snow-maidens dance for Clara and the Prince.
Once they arrive to the Land of the Sweets the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Sweets greet Clara and the Prince. They celebrate the Prince’s return with joyous dancing.

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December 10, 2021 - December 12, 2021
Orinda Library Auditorium
26 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563 United States

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