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December 11–29
War Memorial Opera House

Erik Tomasson

On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition.

This holiday season, join San Francisco Ballet as the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, flowers dance and a little girl dreams about a whole new world in a Nutcracker that is as unique as it is magical.

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