Nutcracker at Sherwood Hall
- When: Saturday, November 29, 2008, time TBA
- Where: Performing Arts Center of the Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture (formerly Sherwood Hall), Salinas
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
Sharing some of the same assets as the traditional holiday play--where a girl (Clara) dreams of a battle against mice and toy soldiers led by the toy nutcracker followed by scenes of dancing objects like beautiful flowers and extremely decorated gingerbread houses in the land of sweets ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy, The Nutcracker always dazzles the audience. This time around the experienced children ballet dancers—from the Jeanne Robinson Dance Arts school in Salinas, prove that, "by children for children", is the stick-to theme here. With the exception of only a few advanced dancers, this jubilant performance is done almost completely by the talented youngsters. Indeed a very entertaining way to get into the holiday spirit. [LH]
7pm Sat; 2pm Sun. Performing Arts Center of the Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture (formerly Sherwood Hall), 940 N. Main St., Salinas. $15 ages 12 up; $7 ages 11 under. 422-2719; 758-7477.