Dance-Along Nutcracker® — December 2016

The Dance-Along Nutcracker®

Get your tickets to San Francisco’s most celebrated holiday event—the Dance-Along Nutcracker! Named as “Best Bets for Holiday Dance,” the DanceAlong Nutcracker® is a zany audience participation show perfect for the whole family.


The 2016 show entitled: “The Fantastic Adventures of Captain Nutcracker” marks the 31st anniversary of the DanceAlong Nutcracker®.

Each year the SFLGFB selects a theme to blend with Tchaikovsky’s classic Nutcracker Suite. The result? A fun-filled musical production brimming with wit, artistry and ingenuity. For select songs, a large flashing “Dance-Along” sign signals the audience to tug their tutus on and pour onto the dance floor to pirouette beneath the spotlights with the cast.


Saturday, December 10th at  3pm and 7pm
Sunday, December 11th at 11am and 3pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


Get your tickets now!

Tickets are affordably priced and offer student and senior discounts. SFLGFB also offers Friends & Family Ticket Packages for groups of four or more. Through the SFLGFB Community Ticket Grant Program, each year SFLGFB provides complimentary tickets to Bay Area nonprofit organizations that serve low-income children and families.


What began in 1985 as fundraiser within the LGBT community is now San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band’s signature event.

The colorful history of the Dance-Along Nutcracker detailing the early years to the present was printed in the December 3, 2015 edition of the San Francisco Bay Times. From Broadway Musicals, to Pirates of the Caribbean to the Land of Oz, the DanceAlong Nutcracker® has been entertaining SF Bay Area audiences for three decades and plans to continue for three decades more!


The 2016 Dance-Along Nutcracker®  includes a dazzling array of  local celebrities. Written by SFLGFB’s own trumpeter Heidi Beeler, The Fantastic Adventures of Captain Nutcracker will take you on a wild and crazy adventure as you are thrust into the world of villains and superheroes.  Under the baton of SFLGFB’s Artistic Director Pete Nowlen, Flynn De Marco directs with choreography by Marilynn Fowler.


As a beloved San Francisco event, Bay Area companies and media rally to support the DanceAlong Nutcracker® by investing as event partners and sponsors.

Opportunities abound for corporate sponsorship, advertising, in-kind donation, and volunteerism.


The DanceAlong Nutcracker® is a casual, fun and inviting show (no formal dress-code or dance experience required); yet more importantly, it is an event and a celebration where truly no barriers exist; be it age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity – or even talent. As a result, the DanceAlong Nutcracker® has become a holiday favorite for families, couples and singles of ALL sexual orientations and gender identities.

SFLGFB believes in the power of music to bridge communities. SFLGFB’s goal is to deliver a powerful core message of equality, diversity and inclusion! The Dance-Along Nutcracker® embodies SFLGFB’s belief that the joy and magic of music and dance is blind to age, color and gender; it is the great remover of differences and dissolver of barriers; it strengthens unity, cooperation, celebration and is hysterically FUN!

Get your tickets to The Fantastic Adventures of Captain Nutcracker today—we’ll see you there!

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