In a Nutshell! Dance Performance at Steinbeck Institute
- When: Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3 p.m.
- Where: Performing Arts Center of the Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture (formerly Sherwood Hall), Salinas
- Cost: $5 - $40
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Dance performance
Leave the nutcracker in a bowl of mixed nuts and instead celebrate the imaginative current that lights up the holidays with this contemporary, adventurous take on The Nutcracker. There are more circus and gymnastics maneuvers than you'll recognize from the classic tale, but equal creativity. Think sugar plum fairy meets acrobat, and you get a family-friendly show that approximates a Christmas version of Cirque du Soleil, which is exactly the level of expertise this vibrant cast brings to the stage. [SR]
3pm. Steinbeck Institute for Arts & Culture, 940 N. Main St., Salinas. $20/adults; $12 student, seniors; $5/children under 12; double prices for VIP party entrance. 3pm performance; 4:30 pm VIP party. 755-4722, www.brownpapertickets.com.