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Why see San Jose Dance Theatre - The Nutcracker?

Now celebrating 59 years of magic!

The original and the best San Jose Nutcracker is back this year, ushering in the festive season with this unforgettable production! A Bay Area family tradition since 1964, let San Jose Dance Theatre sweep you up in this glittering confection of choreography, stunning costumes and sets and Christmas cheer. 

Accompanied by the Cambrian Symphony, with choreography from Scott Krijnen and directed by the company's Artistic Director Mark Foehringer, this production is a guaranteed holiday hit - be it your first time or your 58th!

What is the story?

One snowy Christmas Eve, at a great townhouse where a party is in full swing, local magician Herr Drosselmeyer arrives with gifts for the children, including a wooden nutcracker for Clara, the oldest child. When the clock strikes twelve an adventure begins and the Nutcracker comes to life, leading our heroine Clara into a war between mice and tin soldiers, and into the enchanted Land of Sweets where a festival awaits them.

Key Information


Dec 6 - 15

Upcoming Performances


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