Be a part of Nutcracker History

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Be a part of Nutcracker History!

For more than 50 years, California Ballet has brought The Nutcracker to over 1 million families across San Diego and beyond. We are thankful for our rich history and are thrilled to announce an all new Nutcracker in 2019, under the direction of California Ballet's new Artistic Director, Jared Nelson.

We invite you to join our Magical Adventure Campaign, highlighting the creation from idea to stage of our new Nutcracker production. Showcasing spectacular sets, choreography, and all new costumes, join us in creating magic with a fresh look and feel for a treasured holiday classic.

While keeping the tradition alive for generations of San Diegans, the new Nutcracker will provide more roles and opportunities for local children to participate in the production, in addition to greatly increasing our ability to outreach and connect with military families, children and adults with special needs, life threatening illnesses, and families on limited income, and more, bringing us closer to our firm held belief that quality arts should not be a privilege, but a joy and benefit to all.

We need your help! Our goal is to raise $100,000 towards our new production of The Nutcracker, as we strive to present high-quality ballet performances and educational programs for the community. Make a gift of $100, $500, or $1,000 today and you will help ensure that this treasured holiday tradition will be made possible for years to come. JOIN US!