Win tickets to ‘The Nutcracker’ with the State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara
You can win a pair of tickets to the Valley Performing Arts Council’s production of “The Nutcracker” (6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, Saroyan Theatre). Santa Barbara’s acclaimed State Street Ballet returns with a full company of professional dancers to perform the classic. They will join talented dance students from across the central San Joaquin Valley in the production. Choreographers Rodney Gustafson and Marina Fliagina created numbers to Tchaikovsky’s original score.
Says Yukari Thiesen, artistic director for VPAC: “This particular ballet is often people’s first introduction to live ballet and a longstanding tradition for many families. Not only is it audience friendly, The Nutcracker is very unusual in that it includes so many children throughout the performance. I can’t think of another classical ballet that uses children this much, and in that way it’s very special.”
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To enter this giveaway, leave a reply on this post (see below) answering this question: If you went to the Kingdom of the Sweets, would you load up on chocolate? Or would you choose the non-chocolate offerings? (Or you can just say why you’d like to attend.) Please indicate which performance you’d like to attend. Deadline to enter is 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. The winner will be picked at random and notified by email.
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