Damian Smith (Drosselmeyer); Elizabeth Powell (Clara Stahlbaum); Davit Karapetyan (Nutcracker); David Arce (King of the Mice); Yuan Yuan Tan (Queen of Snow); Vanessa Zahorian (Sugar Plum Fairy);
This visually stunning, all-new production of Nutcracker, choreographed by Helgi Tomasson (artistic director of the San Francisco Ballet) is a graceful and timeless adventure on a grand scale. The scenic design by Michael Yeargan, setting the tale at the time of the 1915 San Francisco World Fair, is sensational. From the lovely Waltz of the Flowers to the crystalline beauty of the stunning Snowflake Waltz, each scene is more breath-taking than the last, bringing to life all the well-known and beloved characters with fresh sparkle and compelling originality. Recorded in High Definition video and true surround sound, this age-transcending production offers a dazzling magical journey which has received critical acclaim throughout the world.
"The opulent new version of the seasonal classic, launched spectacularly by the San Francisco Ballet, is every parents dream of a holiday treat. It looks scrumptious, tastes delicious, offers substantial nourishment and wont cause cavities." (San Francisco Examiner)
Illustrated Synopsis and Cast gallery. Interviews with Helgi Tomasson, Michael Yeargan and Martin Pakledinaz. Documentary - '1915 World's Fair'.