Performance showings and explanation of A-B-C-D Casts:
There are four different casts (A, B, C, D):
A-Cast: the Saturday (12/18/21) 1pm show
B-Cast: the Saturday (12/18/21) 6pm show
C-Cast: the Sunday (12/19/21) 1pm show
D-Cast: the Sunday (12/19/21) 6pm show
Some dancers have parts that are in all four casts; some are in just two of the casts (AD or BC).
Contact your dancer to know which cast he/she appears in, to ensure you make reservations to attend the appropriate show!
When you follow the link above to ticketing, you will be presented with three options for each Cast (A/B/C/D):
1. In-Person show: live performances at Veteran's Memorial Building in Hollister. *Present ticket from a mobile device or print*
Note that the "Family Pack" Discount is only available through Dec. 12!
Family Pack Savings- add to your cart: 2 General tickets + 2 Child/Senior tickets of the same show time to save. Use code: "FAMPACK" at checkout to redeem the discount.
2. Video on Demand: the option to stream-view the particular show as many times as you want 12/24-1/9 (must be from the same IP address)
3. Digital Download: after Jan. 10, the link from your order-confirmation email can be followed to download the video file to a device of your choice; make sure you have space for a large file, around 7-20gb.
The DVD keepsake-video options are available as a merchandise add-on to any of these purchases.
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Explanation/Story behind this year's Nutcracker Production:
San Benito Dance Academy has presented its traditional production of The Nutcracker going on 14 years. The challenges that 2020-21 brought us this season made it tricky, but we believed that with hard work and community efforts, we deserve to experience this tradition once more in a 'theater' setting, and make the magic happen once again in and for our community!
This season, we are presenting the shows on a smaller stage than this production is customarily performed on, in order to give the stage-performance opportunity to our dancers finally after being off the stage for the few seasons, as well as the option for viewing locally in our own community, especially since access to other large theaters outside our county are not options for us this season. We down-scaled our production size and double-casted most roles in the big scenes. This way, the same number of dancers can take part in the production by performing the role in different shows; there are under-studies in case of illness/unpredictable circumstances. We took precautionary measures abiding by county-health guidelines, rehearsing in cohorts and masking.
Come join us in celebrating the joy of the Nutcracker and all the talents and hard work of our dancers, choreographers, and staff members at San Benito Dance Academy. When purchasing tickets for the shows, please note that due to limited capacity at the venue, SHOWS MAY SELL OUT!
Don't forget to order keepsake copies of the show as well (offered in DVD and digital-download formats, as well as a Video-On-Demand option to stream it for the time period of the holiday break!). Options and show times are detailed below:
Notes about In-Person Performances: Dec. 18-19, 2021:
Entry for general admission opens a half hour prior to each show time.
It is likely the shows will sell out, and seats are not assigned or reserved. Tickets MAY be purchased at the door, pending availability.
Purchasing tickets on behalf of others & forwarding tickets:
With tickets being all online, the person who purchases the tickets has access to all of them delivered digitally via that email confirmation.
If you purchase on behalf of others, there is a way in this system for you to assign the tickets and forward/share
with other individuals in your party, so that there is no confusion at the door with having shared tickets.
Merchandise & Concessions, including flowers and grams, are available for purchase before, during intermission, and after shows.
The Nutcracker 2021
~ Performances December 18 & 19 ~
video on-demand, digital download, & DVD VERSIONS are also available, after the in-person performances