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The Nutcracker San Jose

The Original San Jose Nutcracker

Step into a world where dreams come to life and holiday magic fills the air! Prepare to be whisked away by The Original San Jose Nutcracker, an enchanting ballet production that has delighted families for over 59 years. December 6th-8th & 13th-15th, 2024

Join us at San Jose Dance Theatre for a timeless journey featuring brave toy soldiers, mesmerizing snowflakes, and the elegance of waltzing flowers. Experience the thrill of a battle between courageous soldiers and mischievous mice, all set against the backdrop of a stunning 60-foot Christmas tree that will leave you breathless.

San Jose Dance Theatre is honored to be accompanied by The Cambrian Symphony. Get ready for an unforgettable performance of your favorite holiday classic, The Nutcracker.

We are thrilled to invite you to witness the magic live on stage at the magnificent San Jose Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown San Jose. Let The Original San Jose Nutcracker ignite your imagination and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Pat Fraguglia
on Goldstar 12/11/2016
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The costumes were beautiful. The sets were spectacular especially that growing tree! The dancing was times I had tears in my eyes just at the brought joy to all who were lucky enough to experience it! A definite must see for the holiday experience. Can' wait until next year ! 🙂
Evelyn S
on Goldstar 12/08/2018
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It was a wonderful show for Christmas time. The dancers were world-class and presented great performances. Overall well plot, delightful and funny too.
Alfredo DeLeon
on Goldstar 12/15/2018
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It was an excellent adaptation of the Nutcracker ballet. Beautiful orchestra performance making everyone note fluid. Definitely recommend it to anyone that enjoys music and ballet.
Michael L
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Just a BIG thank you to everyone for last night's VIP experience. What a blast! We had not been to The Nutcracker since 2016.....Just loved this year's updated staging and storyline and the beautiful costumes. Our thanks to all for giving us such a great evening, and the many memorable pictures we took with the dancers (Testimonial from 2019 Nutcracker)
on Goldstar 12/15/2019
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Such an amazing performance! The sets and costumes complimented the amazing dancing!
Jackie Brett
on Goldstar 12/14/2019
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Very nice production. Loved all the children in it and at the theater. Was a real Christmas Production and the dancing was good. Nice to have a live orchestra as well.

Once Upon A Nutcracker - The Children's Nutcracker in San Jose, CA

See the show modified for young children!

San Jose Dance Theatre, for the first time, will perform a special abbreviated production of The Nutcracker, called Once Upon A Nutcracker (perfect if this is your very first Nutcracker experience). Designed for 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 production).

Dates: Friday, December 6, 2024 @ 10:30 am. 

Tickets for this production are only $15.