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Nutcracker Performance Schedule 2018

12/6 (Thursday) – Nutcracker Performance 7pm – GREEN CAST

12/7 (Friday) – Nutcracker Performance 7pm – RED CAST with Concerto

12/8 (Saturday) -Nutcracker Performance 2pm – RED CAST

12/8 (Saturday) -Nutcracker Performance 7pm – GREEN CAST with Concerto

12/9 (Sunday) – Nutcracker Performance 1pm – GREEN CAST 

12/9 (Sunday) – Nutcracker Performance 5pm – RED CAST

What Is It?

‘Tis the season when snow falls onstage, the enchanted Christmas tree grows and grows, mice battle with toy soldiers and Clara travels to the magical Land of Sweets!  Our Ensembles and Ballet Companies all participate in CAPA’s magical December holiday offering…a full length, narrated version of the classical favorite, “THE NUTCRACKER.”  CAPA’s Nutcracker has become a much loved Lamorinda tradition and is on the “don’t miss” list for many families.  It’s a highly professional production with gorgeous costumes, beautiful sets, and of course the amazing talents of over 100 local performers.  It’s great fun for all ages…even preschoolers love it as the narrator helps engage them in the timeless tale of Clara and her enchanted Christmas Eve.  Tickets always sell out quickly, but should be a “must” for family and friends on your holiday calendar.  Six public performances will be held this year.  The Friday and Saturday evening performances also include the “Dancers’ Concerto,” featuring our Ensemble Divisions performing tap, jazz, production & contemporary pieces.


Who Performs in the Nutcracker?

All of CAPA’s Ballet Companies as well as several of the traditional performing ensembles (Daisy, Rose, Poppy, Violet & Sr. Ensemble) perform in the Nutcracker.


Who dances when?


Act 1

  • Overture
  • All party scene… Ladies (senior ensemble), gentlemen, children (Poppy)
  • Sylphide group dance
  • Fight (battle scene)… Mice and soldiers… Aurora and Coppelia
  • Snow

Act Two

  • Angels (Daisy)
  • Handmaidens
  • Two by Twos
  • Spanish (Paquita)
  • Arabian (Senior Ensemble)
  • Chinese (Giselle/Kirov)
  • Candy Canes (Violet)
  • Mirlitons (Kitri)
  • Bon Bons (Rose)
  • Waltz of the Flowers (Senior Ballet)
  • Two by Twos – Finale
  • · Production: Fiddler on the Roof
  • · Daisy Ensemble: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (split cast red/Fri., green/Sat.)
  • · Violet Ensemble: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (split cast red/Fri., green/Sat.)
  • · Junior Ensemble: Climbing Higher Mountains
  • · Senior Tap:  Soul Santa
  • · Iris Ensemble:  The Prayer
  • · Rose Ensemble: Suzy Snowflake (split cast red/Fri., green/Sat.)
  • · Production: Bob Fosse Tribute
  • · Poppy Ensemble: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (split cast red/Fri., green/Sat.)
  • · Lilac Ensemble: Joyeux Noel
  • · Calla Ensemble:  Hallelujah
  • · Senior Ensemble: Stairway to Kashmir