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Lovers of ballet, lovers of the holidays and lovers of pure, thrilling spectacle flock each year to this classic holiday dance set to the music of Tchaikovsky. Filled with enchanted toys, mischievous mice and sugar plum fairies, the story of Clara and her magical Nutcracker Prince has enraptured generations of children and adults for more than 100 years. Inland Dance Theatre stages their annual production of The Nutcracker with an 80-member cast of amateur and professional dancers and actors from throughout Southern California. Create a new holiday tradition — or relive memories of holidays past — with Tchaikovsky’s immortal The Nutcracker at the historic California Theatre of the Performing Arts in San Bernardino.

Inland Dance Theatre presents its holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, ushering in the holiday season with a magic, wonder and beauty all its own. Presented in the historic California Theatre of the Performing Arts, The Nutcracker with the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Cavalier and, of course, Clara — all will come to glorious life for three performances only. Pyotr Llyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet, about a young girl named Clara who dreams of the Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle with the Mouse King, is one of the most popular ballets of all time. The ballet, which is performed by dozens of groups worldwide primarily during the Christmas season, includes such well-known characters as Clara and Fritz, Herr Drosselmeyer, the Nutcracker-Prince, the Sugar Plum Fairy, Harlequin and the Mouse King. The music in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is among his most beloved. It contains some of his most memorable melodies, several which are frequently used in television and film, as well as in TV commercials. One of the most recognizable pieces is the “Trepak” or “Russian Dance,” along with the famous “Waltz of the Flowers” and “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.” 





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