Explanation/Story behind the event:
San Benito Dance Academy has presented a traditional production of The Nutcracker for 12 years. The challenges that 2020 brought us this season made it tricky, but we believed that with hard work and community efforts, we deserve to experience this tradition and make the magic happen in and for our community!
Over the course of 10 weeks, we forged a way through partnering with community organizations, local businesses, and government to safely film a reinvented "San Benito County" version of the traditional scenes in the production. We took precautionary measures abiding by county-health guidelines, rehearsing and filming in cohorts and mostly outdoor locations, on-the-go around the City of Hollister and greater San Benito County, showcasing historic landmarks and collaborating with local businesses and families in our community who graciously connected with us and allowed our trained dancers to perform.
Editing the footage of four different casts (identifying each show as A, B, C, or D)--each with two showings--we will present a total of eight showings in our six-day premiere running December 18-23, at a drive-in location, in the parking lot at 790 Bolsa Road.
SBDA's first-ever Drive-In Nutcracker Premiere!
TICKETING/ENTRY: How it works
(You'll want to read the following very closely to ensure you understand the way entrance fees work for these showings!)
VEHICLE & DRIVER ENTRY:
Must be purchased in order for additional passengers to be accepted.
A vehicle & driver reservation must be purchased online through the eventbrite ticketing system ($20) to save your spot.
Vehicle & driver entry must be reserved online to guarantee entry, as at-the-door ticketing will only be available only if space allows.
Online ticketing is only available up to two hours before each show.
Spots are limited in the venue lot, and ushers and parking attendants will guide parking according to vehicle size.
Each additional vehicle occupant after the driver is just $10.
These tickets for additional passengers will be available for purchase:
* online (card-payment only through eventbrite system)
as well as for pre-sale:
* at the studio office (M-F from 3-6pm, Saturdays 9am-noon)
* or at the door upon vehicle pre-reservation
(cash, check, credit card payment accepted in studio and at event entrance)
Entry Gate is open a half hour prior to each show time.
Parking attendants will guide parking according to vehicle size.
Merchandise & Concessions are for purchase before, during intermission, and after shows.
The Nutcracker 2020
~DRIVE-IN SHOWINGS December 18-23 at 790 bolsa rd. hollister, ca~
digital download also available for home-viewing
* gifts for friends & relatives out-of the area
Copyright © San Benito Dance Academy | All Rights Reserved
Showings and explanation of A-B-C-D Casts:
There are four different casts (A, B, C, D).
Some dancers have parts that are in all four casts,
some are in just two of the casts (AD or BC),
and some are in just one of the casts (A, B, C, or D).
Contact your dancer to know which cast he/she appears in,
to ensure you make reservations to attend the appropriate show!
Note: through the eventbrite system, if you want to purchase entry for more than one show, a separate order must be placed for each different show time. Sorry, we tried to figure out a way to allow tickets for multiple shows to be added to the cart,
but the system doesn't enable that!
Orders for digital copies and/or DVD are now being accepted for pre-sale*
* links to digital downloads will be emailed to the address used to pay/order Dec. 24. 2020
101 McCray Street, Suite 104 Hollister, CA 95023 USA
831-630-0188 ~ call or text!
Video services may be reserved and paid for online (via PayPal). (Prices go up after Jan. 1, 2021)
A-Cast DVD disc A-Cast DIGITAL copy
B-Cast DVD disc B-Cast DIGITAL copy
C-Cast DVD disc C-Cast DIGITAL copy
D-Cast DVD disc D-Cast DIGITAL copy
A link to digital access will be sent to the email address used for the PayPal order when the final edited file becomes available
(after Dec. 24th, 2020 or within 24-48 hours of when the order is placed).
Intermission ads shown on the big-screen, as well as a special director's cut commentary are included in all digital and DVD versions.
Hard copy DVDs must be picked up at SBDA studio office; you will be notified via email when orders are in.
Please note: due to COVID-19 closures, DVD copies will not be available until the studio re-opens. Digital links will be provided instead, if desired.
Digital Download: $20/show download link
receive a private, individualized link via email
(must be associated with google) to either stream
or download to your own device/storage.
You will have 30 days to download before your link expires.
Not available until January 2021.
Here follows the identification of which Cast/Show
is scheduled for each showing date/time:
Friday, December 18, 6:30pm: A Show/Cast
Saturday, December 19, 5:00pm: B Show/Cast
Saturday, December 19, 7:30pm: A Show/Cast
Sunday, December 20, 5:00pm: D Show/Cast
Sunday, December 20, 7:30pm: C Show/Cast
Monday, December 21, 6:30pm: B Show/Cast
Tuesday, December 22, 6:30pm: C Show/Cast
Wednesday, December 23, 6:30pm: D Show/Cast