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Templeton Performing Arts Center Nutcracker Ballet


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Templeton, California (Paso Robles)—The twelfth annual Nutcracker ballet will be presented at the Templeton Performing Arts Center on December 4-6 and 11-13. A local tradition, this rendition of the holiday classic will delight and fascinate audiences of all ages. This production brings together the talents of professional guest artists, members of the local community, and professional dance choreographers. Under the direction of Cheryle Armstrong and Bob Woodard, the production features brilliant costumes and festive sets that compliment Tchaikovsky’s beloved musical score.

The role of the Sugarplum Fairy’s Cavalier will be performed by guest artist Nathan Cottam, a former Principal dancer with Ballet Theatre of Boston who studied with the famed American Ballet Theater. Jesus Solorio, a local celebrity who competed on the third season of television’s So You Think You Can Dance, will perform the title role of the Nutcracker prince.

The Nutcracker is being produced by the North County Dance and Performing Arts Foundation, and features dancers that train at Class Act Dance Studio in Paso Robles. Members of the Paso Robles Chamber Ballet are featured in lead roles. More than 60 local dancers and dozens of volunteers make the production truly exquisite.

The performance on Thursday, December 3 is a dress rehearsal that is open to students. It serves as a fundraiser for a local food bank, since students are admitted into the performance with a canned food item. This is a very popular event with school groups, scout troops and other youth organizations, so reservations are necessary and one paid adult chaperone is required for every six children.

Tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for children under twelve and seniors over sixty. For tickets, visit or call 1-800-838-3006. Group discounts are available. For more information, call Class Act Dance Studio at (805) 239-3668.

The North County Dance and Performing Arts Foundation (NCDPAF) is a non-profit organization committed to continued growth and increased awareness of dance and the performing arts within our community.

Thursday, December 3 at 7 pmm: Dress rehearsal open to students as a food bank fundraiser
Friday, December 4 at 7:30 pm Opening Night
Saturday, December 5 at 2 pm
Sunday, December 6 at 2 pm

Friday, December 11 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 12 at 2 pm
Sunday, December 13 at 2 pm


Location: 1200 S. Main St., Templeton, CA






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