2018 Dance-Along Nutcracker

2018 Dance-Along Nutcracker

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2018 Dance-Along Nutcracker

Saturday, December 8th, 3pm & 7pm
Sunday, December 9th, 11am & 3pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum
701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

The Dance-Along Nutcracker® is a holiday experience unlike anything else!

Each year, the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band blends Tchaikovsky’s classic Nutcracker Suite with a fun theme. The result: a fun-filled musical production brimming with wit, artistry and ingenuity. The talented cast sings and dances their way through a parody version of the Nutcracker. And when the “Dance-Along” sign flashes, the audience is invited to tug on their tutus and sashay along with the cast. Even audience members who don’t want to dance have a blast!

Clara Potter and the Elder Baton

Grab your owl and a broom and go back to school at Fogwarts, an exclusive school for those with extraordinary magical and musical talent!

Join Clara Potter and her friends on a fun-filled musical adventure, featuring secret riddles, an evil school board, kazoos, a three-ish headed dog, and more music and dancing than you can shake a wand at!

This show has something for witches and wizards of all ages! That’s why couples and families from all around the Bay Area have made the Dance-Along Nutcracker® a part of their annual holiday tradition!

 


 

Tickets

The Dance-Along Nutcracker® is one of the best values in the Bay Area for a holiday show this year!

General Admission

Adults — $35
Child, Students, and Seniors — $20

Premium Seating (guaranteed first four rows)

Adults — $45
Child, Students, and Seniors — $28

Saturday December 8th , 3pm | Get Tickets
Saturday December 8th , 7pm | Get Tickets
Sunday December 9th , 11am | Get Tickets
Sunday December 9th , 3pm | Get Tickets

Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts box office — (415) 978-2787

 


 

What is the Dance-Along Nutcracker®?

The Dance-Along Nutcracker® is a casual, fun, and family-friendly show, combining the classic music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite with a live musical adventure featuring a talented cast!

This year’s show centers on the magical adventures of Clara Potter and her friends at Fogwarts School, as they search out the long-lost Elder Baton on a quest to save their school music program! Throughout the show, the audience is invited to “Dance-Along” to the ballet, allowing everyone the opportunity to express themselves in a welcoming and supportive environment! Magical costumes highly encouraged!

 

History

This zany San Francisco holiday tradition started in 1985 as a fundraiser to support the LGBT community and has evolved into the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band’s signature event!

Concocted in the spirit of the “Sing-It Yourself Messiah” by Wayne Fleisher, director of the SF Tap Troupe, and first directed by the Band’s conductor, Jay Kast, the Dance-Along Nutcracker® has been featured in national media, including NPR’s All Things Considered, The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, The Today Show and many more!

The Dance-Along Nutcracker® truly exemplifies the mission of the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band: to promote LGBT visibility and build bridges among communities through public performance.

 

About the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band (SFLGFB) was founded in 1978 by Jon Sims at the height of Anita Bryant’s anti-gay crusade. As the first openly gay music organization in the world, SFLGFB has inspired the formation of lesbian and gay bands, choruses, and performing troupes world-wide. Named the “Official Band of San Francisco,” SFLGFB has promoted visibility and built understanding between gay and non-gay communities through public musical performances. Each year, SFLGFB presents its award-winning Community Concert services, its beloved fun-filled holiday production, the Dance-Along Nutcracker®, and performs at numerous parades and civic events throughout the Bay Area.

2018 marks the 40th Anniversary of the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band!

 

 


 

Cast and Creators

Meet the Cast and Crew!

Coming soon!