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The 56th Nutcracker

The original Nutcracker presented by San José Dance Theatre is celebrating 56 years of magic! The longest-running live production of The Nutcracker in San Jose has been a Bay Area family tradition since 1964.

San Jose Dance Theatre is excited to present this year’s Nutcracker productions back in the theater at the Center for Performing Arts San Jose. 

Now featuring our professional ballet company, special guest artists and the San Jose Dance Theatre Academy, the 56th Nutcracker will be bigger and better than ever. 

We are excited to perform once again with the Cambrian Symphony, with musical direction by Scott Krijnen. Don’t miss out on seeing this performance. 

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Audiences across San Jose will be swept up in the magic of the season as San Jose Dance Theatre returns to the stage this December with the 56th annual classic Christmas favorite, The Nutcracker, performing at The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. SJDT will entertain communities across the San Francisco Bay Area with this magical Christmas story.

The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts December 10 – 19, 2021

See the show modified for young children!

San Jose Dance Theatre, for the first time, will perform a special abbreviated production of The Nutcracker. Designed for young children, enjoy excerpts of the production at the Center for Performing Arts in downtown San Jose.  

 Once Upon a Nutcracker, excerpts of the production, one show only! 

 Friday December 17, 2021 at 10:30 – 11:30 am

Tickets for this production are only $11 for children and  $20 for adults.