Showtime Ballet Company: The Santa Ana Nutcracker

Coming in December 2022: Showtime Ballet Company's 1st Annual "The Santa Ana Nutcracker!"
We intend to keep the story and music the same, but with Clara living in our community of Santa Ana, instead of in Victorian Germany, and we are consulting with the local historical society to ensure our representation of our city's founding era is accurate.
In the classic version of The Nutcracker, the second act takes Clara to the Land of Sweets, where she is entertained by dances representing treats from around the world. Unfortunately, the ballet is often still presented in the manner it was created in Russia in the 1800s. The "cultural dances" are too often still presented as stereotypes of cultures and countries, including Spain, China, and "Arabia." We will replace the often offensive costuming and choreography with local cultural dance troupes presenting their own true traditional dance forms and costuming. For example: a local Ballet Folklorico dance company in the "Spanish Hot Chocolate" section, an Indian dance company in the "Arabian Coffee" section, and a traditional Chinese dance troupe in the "Chinese Tea" section of the second act. We feel that collaborating with community dance troupes to replace the stereotypes in the Nutcracker will represent our diverse community.

A brand-new production can cost upwards of $30000 in its first year. Showtime Ballet Company is a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity, so all donations are tax-deductible.

Your donation can sponsor the following:
Toy Soldier Jacket $15
Party Boy Costume $30
Mouse Costume $40
Party Girl Dress $45
Party Mother Dress $80
Party Father Suit Rental $99
Clara's Costumes $150
Mouse Queen Costume $150
Nutcracker Costume $200
One Professional Tutu $500
Backdrop Rental $750
Mother Ginger Costume $1000
One Day at the Theatre $3000

Thank you for any help you provide in helping us achieve our dream of a new community Holiday tradition!


  • Hillary Quinn 
    • $50 
    • 15 d
  • Katie Cloak 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Neil Middleton 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Lauren Pratt  
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Cheyenne Harel 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
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Sarah Johnston 
Santa Ana, CA

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