Inland Pacific Ballet's annual production of "The Nutcracker" will begin Saturday, Dec. 5 with nine performances through Sunday, Dec. 20 at the Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College in Claremont. The cast of more than 80 dancers will include Jonathan Sharp in the lead role of Cavalier and European mim Shawn Bryan as Drosselmeyer. Ashley Mohadjer will make her debut as the Sugar Plum Fairy.
The holiday show tells the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve, and then sets out on a magical journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Look for toy soldiers, life-sized dancing dolls, a dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers and a Sugar Plum Fairy.
Show times and dates are:
Saturday, Dec. 5 at 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12 at 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 19 at 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m.
Bridges Auditorium is located at 450 N. College Way in Claremont. Tickets cost $50 for premium seats, $32-$40 for adults, $26-$32 for seniors and $16-$20 for children. For more information call 909-607-1139 or visit www.thebestnutcracker.com.