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Willam Christensen's 1944 Nutcracker

The first full-length production in the United States >>

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The 1986 Christensen/Tomasson Nutcracker

"Lew wanted changes. Now it's up to you to make them work." >>

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Tchaikovsky's Dance of Death

The creation of the Sugar Plum Fairy theme >>

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Nutcracker By the Numbers

Explore Nutcracker in a new way >>

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Nutcracker's Ribbon Dance

A San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker staple >>

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The Story of Nutcracker

One unforgettable, magical Christmas Eve journey. >>

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Nutcracker Spotify Playlist

Get into the spirit of Nutcracker with our Spotify playlist. >>

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Nutcracker from Backstage

A unique perspective on this holiday classic >>

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Your Ultimate Guide to Nutcracker

The quintessential holiday classic, SF Ballet style >>

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The Rodent Royalty of Nutcracker

Every good fairy tale needs a good bad guy. >>

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A Wartime Nutcracker

Lew, Lincoln, Vaudeille, and what it took to get Nutcracker onstage in 1944 >>

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Dancers Bring Nutcracker Joy to UCSF

"The holidays are a perfect time to give back to the community." >>

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Talking Props with the Prop Master

Master of Properties Ken Ryan on Nutcracker props both large and small >>

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Late night inspiration

How dinner with Balanchine & Danilova led to Willam Christensen creating America's first Nutcracker >>

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Baby, It's Cold Inside!

Making the Nutcracker Snow Scene >>

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75th–Anniversary Nutcracker Preview

Share Magical Memories This Holiday Season >>

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Photoessay: Nutcracker from the Wings

Every year, photographer Erik Tomasson captures Nutcracker from a unique perspective. >>

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Preview our 75th Anniversary Nutcracker

Celebrate this magical story with us this holiday season. >>

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