Wellspring Valley, CA (November 1, 2018) — Celebrating 30 years of creative brilliance, Festival Ballet Theater (FBT), Orange County’s inhabitant proficient expressive dance organization, will exhibit the family most loved generation of The Nutcracker, December 8 – 24, 2018 at the Irvine Barclay Theater in Irvine, California.

Celebration Ballet Theater’s family-accommodating, amazing creation highlights sublime brilliant landscape and astonishing ensembles, which make this deep rooted convention shimmer like new. Be cleared away by Tchaikovsky’s notorious score as the Sugar Plum Fairy, our courageous woman Clara, moving toys, wicked mice, shining snowflakes, waltzing blooms and a cast of hundreds take you on a mysterious voyage to magical terrains. This full-length customary generation is arranged and coordinated by Festival Ballet Theater’s Artistic Director, Salwa Rizkalla, and highlights incredibly famous visitor specialists, FBT’s expert organization artists, and excellent youthful ability from over the Southland.

The lovely Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier are a feature of Clara’s experience – FBT’s tremendous visitor craftsmen. The delightful Sugar Plum Fairy will be moved by: Tara Ghassemieh (Festival Ballet Theater), Maria Kochetkova (previous San Francisco Ballet), Sara Mearns (New York City Ballet), Teresa Reichlen (New York City Ballet) and Beckanne Sisk (Ballet West). The good looking Cavalier will be moved by: Jared Angle (New York City Ballet), Fabrice Calmels (Joffrey Ballet), Vitor Luiz (San Francisco Ballet) and Chase O’Connell (Ballet West).

Celebration Ballet Theater’s vacation festivity The Nutcracker is made considerably more enchanted with sets and outfits by Simon Pastukh and Galina Solovyeva.

Esteemed Guest Artists And Performance Dates: Teresa Reichlen – New York City Ballet Fabrice Calmels – Joffrey Ballet Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ 2:00 PM Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ 7:00 PM Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM

Tara Ghassemieh – Festival Ballet Theatre Company Dancer Vitor Luiz – San Francisco Ballet Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Maria Kochetkova – Former San Francisco Ballet Vitor Luiz – San Francisco Ballet Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 2:00 PM Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 7:00 PM Sunday, December 16, 2018 @ 1:00 PM Sunday, December 16, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

PAGE_BREAK: PageBreakBeckanne Sisk – Ballet West Chase O’Connell – Ballet West Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 2:00 PM Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 7:00 PM Saturday, December 22, 2018 @ 2:00 PM Saturday, December 22, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Sara Mearns – New York City Ballet Jared Angle – New York City Ballet Sunday, December 23, 2018 @ 1:00 PM Sunday, December 23, 2018 @ 6:00 PM Monday, December 24, 2018 @ 11:00 AM