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VIDEO: FBT’s 2011 Nutcracker is on.

By December 12, 2011Orange County

What would the holidays be without The Nutcracker by Festival Ballet Theatre? FBT’s beautiful ballet is an annual tradition for so many Orange County families. I catch up with three of the main stars: the Clara’s cast in the show.

FBT once again hosts an array of talent and some of ABT’s best guest artists. You’ll find the sets are magical and costumes are charming . The Nutcracker show run December 10-24, so you have various opportunities to see it before the curtain drops on the final show Christmas Eve. You can choose from night or afternoon shows, pick up one of many gorgeous nutcrackers in the lobby pre- and post-show and just create very special memories for your family.

I’m such a fan of FBT because of their dedication to the craft and the passion from the Director, Salwa Rizkalla. For more than 20 years, she has given students amazing opportunities and entertained OC with top-notch performances. Salwa also runs Southland Ballet Academy, where students get their start and learn all kinds of dance.

So ring in the holidays with The Nutcracker once again for 2011. Tickets are $4o for adults and $35 for children. Click for performance times, and enjoy some charming OC and FBT tradition.

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