Dance-Along Nutcracker® — December 2015

Music & Dancing & Lights – Oh My!

Welcome to Dance-Along Nutcracker® 2015 – The Nutcracker of Oz!

Hailed as “Best Bets for Holiday Dance” by the SF Chronicle, the Dance-Along Nutcracker® is one of San Francisco’s most endeared holiday events! Exemplifying San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band’s mission, for 30 years, the Dance-Along Nutcracker® has been bringing together the community with a show that takes children, families, couples and singles on a magical holiday journey. This year’s fun-filled, zany dance-along concert will take the audience on a musical trek over the rainbow – so grab your tutu– we’re heading to Oz! Join us for one of San Francisco’s most beloved and unique holiday traditions.

The Nutcracker of Oz

The 2015 Dance-Along Nutcracker® has blended Tchaikovsky’s classic fairytale with a unique adaptation of the timeless story of Oz with into a musical theater treat guaranteed to delight both children and adults. Join Clara, her dog Fritz and the entire Stahlbaum clan on their escapade down the yellow brick road.
Under the baton of Artistic Director Pete Nowlen, the band will play “Ozesque” favorites from the 1939 cinema classics, Wicked and The Wiz. As always, Sugar Plum wannabes are invited to join the actors onstage to dance under the spotlights of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. If twirling and pirouetting is not your thing, listening and watching is equally gratifying!
Using wit, artistry and ingenuity, the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band has created an unforgettable show that will take you on a journey into the land of imagination as you follow Clara, Fritz and their companions along the winding road to a mystical place where dreams really do come true!


  • Zelda Koznofski as Clara
  • Donna Sachet as the Witch & Miss Ratsky
  • Flynn DeMarco as Scarecrow
  • Joe Wicht as the Lion
  • Noah Haydon as the Tinman
  • Tina Sogliuzzio as Glinda & Ozma
  • Leigh Crow as the Wizard, Uncle Drosselmeyer, Mr. Stahlbaum & the Doorman
  • Created by Heidi Beeler and Flynn DeMarco
  • Directed by Flynn DeMarco
  • Artistic Director Pete Nowlen


Saturday, December 12, 3pm
Saturday, December 12, 7pm
Sunday, December 13, 11 am
Sunday, December 13, 3pm


Children (0 – 12) $18
Students (13 – 20) $22
Adults (21+) $30
Seniors (65+) $22


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