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‘A Very Chico Nutcracker’ delivers on holiday cheer

Angeline Stansbury (Adelaide Sands) and the Nutcracker Prince (Christopher B. Nachtrab) join the Almond Blossoms in dance. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

Melissa Joseph

December 9, 2019

This past weekend, small almond blossoms, a magical toy maker and a daunting mouse king graced the stage in Laxson Auditorium. There’s only one ballet this time of year that encapsulates all of the aforementioned, "The Nutcracker."Friends of the Chico Community Ballet, Chico Performances and Chico...

Chico Community Ballet presents their own Chico-version of ‘The Nutcracker’

Before The Nutcracker, they played a slideshow with pictures from Chico at the turn of the century. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Caitlyn Young

December 7, 2017

There are hundreds of Christmas-related traditions across the world, and everyone celebrates Christmas in their own way. For some families, a common tradition is to go see “The Nutcracker” every year.“The Nutcracker” is a classic Christmas tale of a girl named Clara and her h...

A very Chico Nutcracker

(Adelaide Sands) The Almond Blossom Queen, is accompanied by her Almond Blossoms. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Carin Dorghalli

December 7, 2016

  Chico Community Ballet customizes "The Nutcracker" to make it "Chico-ized." The idea is inspired by Dr. Oscar Stansbury, performed by locally-trained dancers from Chico Community Ballet Company and includes guest performers from Dance Evolution, Inspire School of Arts and Sciences and t...

‘The Nutcracker’ tastefully brings classic to life in local show

The Snow Queen (Sofia Allmon) and Snow King  (Clinton Bell) enchant audience members for Chico Performances and Chico Community Ballet's production of

Trevor Whitney

December 7, 2014

[metaslider id=39219]Photographs by John DomogmaThe original Nutcracker ballet's debut in 1892 was an utter failure. In fact, Tchaikovsky never lived to see the piece succeed. But today, somehow it has transcended success and become tradition. Chico Community Ballet was the latest local production co...

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