The role of Clara has changed and evolved over the 75 years of San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker.
Close-up details from costumes of Helgi Tomasson's Nutcracker for San Francisco Ballet.
Willam Christensen's 1944 Nutcracker was the first full-length production in the United States.
Helgi Tomasson's 2004 production of Nutcracker moved the setting to San Francisco.
San Francisco Ballet unveiled its fourth production of Nutcracker in 1986.
Lew Christensen's 1967 production had opulent sets and costumes.
Lew Christensen's 1954 Nutcracker for San Francisco Ballet featured designs by children's book illustrator Leonard Weisgard.
Color the Rat King, the Nutcracker, and the Sugarplum Fairy from San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker.
Nutcracker crossword puzzle to celebrate the beloved classic ballet.
Follow two Nutcracker dancers from morning class to curtain call.
Read the 1944 reviews of America's first Nutcracker!
Test your knowledge of SF Ballet's Nutcracker!
Nutcracker at SF Ballet is full of traditions. Dancers gather for a holiday potluck between shows. The orchestra plays carols […]
How many pointe shoes SF Ballet goes through during Nutcracker? How tall is the Christmas tree? Click through the numbers […]
The “French” variation in Helgi Tomasson’s 2004 Nutcracker is a ribbon dance trio. It’s not the first time that ribbons […]
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