Join the celebration as Dance Kids of Monterey County presents its twenty-fifth anniversary performances of Nutcracker; A Monterey Peninsula Tradition featuring Monterey Pops! Orchestra, LIVE! The DKMC production is the only Monterey Peninsula Nutcracker featuring a live, professional orchestra.
Adults and children of all ages enjoy the beauty of the Sunset Center and the opportunity to be captivated by the lure of Tchaikovsky's music, performed by Monterey County Pops!, with dancers dressed in Joanne Phelps sumptuous costumes and featuring Nicole Bryant-Stephens magical sets. The age-old story of 'Nutcracker' adapted to our own historic Monterey Peninsula demands a full-scale production complete with a full orchestra.
Get ready to be charmed by the tiniest four-year-old Shepherdess Doll, swept away by the corps d' ballet, breathless with the performance of the Arabian duet, and overwhelmed by the grace of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The youngsters in the audience will delight to the antics of the Mouse King as he defends his troops in fierce battle against the handsome Nutcracker Prince. Dance Kids production has something for each member of your family!