The costumes were beautiful. The sets were spectacular especially that growing tree! The dancing was lovely...at times I had tears in my eyes just at the wonderment...it brought joy to all who were lucky enough to experience it! A definite must see for the holiday experience. Can' wait until next year ! 🙂

Pat Fraguglia

A beautiful holiday tradition.


It was a wonderful show for the Christmas time. The dancers were world class and presented great performance. Overall well plot, delightful and funny too.

Evelyn S.

Amazing, husband and I are still talking about it 3 days later.

Simony Parrela

It was an excellent adaptation of the Nutcracker ballet. Beautiful orchestra performance making everyone note fluid. Definitely recommend it to anyone that enjoys music and ballet.

Alfredo DeLeon

It was so entertaining and very enjoyable to watch. One of my family’s favorite traditions.

Jose Buentello

It was a great family experience and the children did great.


Other than the fact that my beautiful niece danced in it, it is a classy and classic performance that I never tire of watching. Loved it!


Much more kid friendly. The little comedic touches were fun.

Kristin Nyquist-Hunt

This was such an awesome performance!! Great for children and adults to enjoy the holiday season!! Loved loved loved it!!

Nicole Torrez

San José Dance Theatre's long continuing tradition as one of the Bay Area's most reputable dance institutions is clearly evident in their magical production of 'The Nutcracker', filled with stunning costumes, colorful sets, live music, and the exuberant joy of the dancers. From the tiniest reindeer and dancing gingerbread cookies to the elegance of the advanced students and professional dancers in the more challenging roles, Artistic Director Linda Hurkmans has lovingly created one of the holiday season's loveliest 'Nuts'

With classes tailored for all levels, even adult beginners enthusiastically share age appropriate roles on the Nutcracker stage, side by side with tomorrow's budding stars and young pre-professional hopefuls.

Carefully crafted to entertain tots to tot-toters, the show's staging kept the whole audience enthralled. I'll be adding it to my list of eagerly anticipated holiday treats!

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Teri McCollum

Excellent performance, well managed group, and comfortable seating. I have not attended any other events at this venue. However, if this event is indicative of the venues ability to put on events - then it should be well worth the time and investment.

Darcy Lynne

Highlighting the talent of our community in a family friendly setting while presenting a professional performance has made this a holiday tradition for our family for over 30 years.

Jen Joyce

We were at the Nutcracker performance today, and it was one of those magical experiences for us that we will remember for a long, long time... Everything about it was so beautiful! Sachi, Syon and a friend of theirs loved it too! Sachi said at the end of the performance that she could only imagine how much work it must have taken to make it so magical... Syon said he felt like he was in another world when we were in the theater. Sachi's friend loved the costumes and dancing, and said that she finally understood what Nutcracker was all about.​

Anchita N.