Holiday Dance Program: The Christmas Ballet
Run time: 2 hours
Smuin Ballet lights up the holidays with its annual yuletide treat, The Christmas Ballet, sure to please both the naughty and nice. Dazzling audiences for more than 20 years, this enormously popular holiday celebration offers something for everyone, from ballet, tap, and swing to a wealth of other genres drawn from holiday traditions from around the world.
The first act, Classical Christmas, features white-clad dancers performing holiday favorites including Michael Smuin’s “The Gloucestershire Wassail” and “Ave Maria.” The Cool Christmas second act features a red-hot costume change, with dancers performing a modern mash-up of numbers including “White Christmas,” a flirty “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” and the iconic “Santa Baby.” This year’s festivities will feature two new works that promise to enchant and envelop audiences in the holiday spirit. Smuin Ballet dancer Nicole Haskins will debut a new work in the first act set to the jubilant “Joy to the World.” Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert will present a new piece in the second act set to the classic “Home for the Holidays.”
Don’t miss this essential holiday tradition. Order now to secure the best seats to Smuin Ballet’s most popular show of the year!
Boa Night • November 20. For this year’s edition of The Christmas Ballet, “Santa Baby” isn’t the only one donning a feathery boa — now you can participate, too! Boas will be available for purchase in the lobby, or you can bring your own.
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA
Box Office: 925-943-7469
Tue-Sun Noon-6pm, Fri-Sat Noon-7:30pm
November 20 • 8pm*
November 21 • 2pm & 8pm