Excerpts of the The Nutcracker for toddlers, preschoolers, and young children San Jose Dance Theatre, for the first time, will perform a special abbreviated production of The Nutcracker. If this is your very first Nutcracker in San Jose, check out Once Upon A Nutcracker. Designed for families with toddlers, preschoolers, and young children, enjoy excerpts of the production at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts. Once Upon a Nutcracker, excerpts of the full production (approximate length: 55min). Date: Friday, December 8th @ 10:30 am Tickets for this production are only $15. Educator Reservations Buy Now In this production You will see:A shortened Party Scene with dancing dolls. Full Battle SceneSnow Scene with Snow Queen and Cavalier dancing throughout the sceneThe opening of Act 2“Chocolate”“Tea”“Ribbon Candy”“Marzipan”Mother Cupcake and Cookies“Sugar Plum Fairy” solo variation“Finale” Frequently Asked Questions Is this the full performance of The Nutcracker No, this is not the full performance. It is an abbreviated version of the performance which runs for approximately 55 min. Can I buy my tickets from SJDT Tickets are only available through the ticketing link above. San Jose Theaters and The Center for Performing Arts are managing all of the tickets for this event. For school groups who wish to attend this performance please register at this link – www.sjdt.org/community-outreach/nutcracker-school-performance/ Where will my school group be seated in the theater? Groups will be seated as they arrive at the theatre, so please plan to arrive early to the performance. If you have requests for special needs students that would like to be near an exit or aisle, please note that when submitting your form. Is there a live orchestra during the school show? Unfortunately not, but if you would like to see the production with the live orchestra, then please purchase tickets to one of our full length performances here – www.sjdt.org/season-2021-2022/ Since the performance ends at 12:30pm, can we stay to eat lunch? Absolutely! In the past, groups have brought their lunches. Weather-permitting, they’ve enjoyed their lunches outside the CPA after the performance. Will the Nutcracker boutique be open during the school show? Yes! We invite you to browse our Nutcracker boutique and purchase a souvenir to remember this special performance! Are we issued individual tickets for each student? Yes the theatre will issue tickets directly once you have purchased your ticket. If I have less students attend that what I paid for, can I get a refund? No, we are not able to do refunds for the school show. We use your total number of attendees as a reservation for holding seats for your school or group, thus preventing other schools from attending or sitting in those seats. What age group is this performance for? All age groups are welcome to this performance. It is specifically desinged for families with toddlers, preschoolers, and young children, ages 0 – 10 years.