ACB's 12th Annual Presentation of
The Nutcracker

Friday, December 22, 2017 at 7 PM
Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 2 PM and 7 PM

Castro Valley Center for the Arts
19501 Redwood Road, Castro Valley

This holiday season prepare to be transported on a magical journey with Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. From the heroic battle against the Mouse King, travel through the Land of the Snowflakes and on to the Kingdom of the Sweets. There you will meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and be entertained by the wonders of the Land of Enchantment. Choreographed by Artistic Director Abra Rudisill with gorgeous costumes and beautiful sets - all to the classic Tchaikovsky score - this is a production sure to bring out the child in all of us. Whether this is your first time seeing a Nutcracker production or it is a time honored holiday tradition, make ACB's 12th Annual Nutcracker part of your holiday festivities.

PLEASE NOTE: All Nutcracker tickets via Brown Paper Tickets are sold out! Please contact Greg Falkner at to go on a wait list for any remaining limited tickets. You will be notified by Thursday night. Please indicate the show date and time.

Families are welcome to these performances, but everyone will need a ticket. Babies on laps are not permitted. Please use your best judgement as to whether your child can sit quietly through a 2 hour performance. Thank you.

Rehearsal Information

For detailed information on the regular and dress rehearsals for the Nutcracker click here.

Performance DVD's and Photos

DVD's of previous Nutcracker performances are available from Rapt Productions. To purchase them, please go to and use password "ballet4u".

Information on ACB's The Nutcracker is also available at


ACB's The Nutcracker

"Thanks for being that spark! We've enjoyed participating in the Nutcracker every year! It's a great production and fulfills much more than you can ever imagine. You provide a great opportunity for our children to learn the art of ballet and to take with them the lessons to apply to every day life."

Doug Wong,
on the Nutcracker performance