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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SLO LITTLE THEATRE
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SLO LITTLE THEATRE

Disclaimer: Although this issue of New Times officially comes out Thursday, Nov. 25, you will probably be too occupied stuffing your face with turkey and giving thanks until at least Saturday, Nov. 27, and therefore will not emerge from your toxic food coma to read this column until after Thanksgiving, in which case its writer ought to be excused for premature Nutcracker promotion.

That said, here’s a convenient list of The Nutcrackers for your easy reference and reading pleasure:

The first post-Thanksgiving Nutcracker, presented by Everybody Can Dance, lights up the stage on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 28, at 3 p.m. at the Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave. Tickets cost $10 to 17 and can be obtained by calling 498-8944 or at clarkcenter.org.

The award for silliest Nutcracker goes to Nuncrackers! The Nunsense Christmas Musical, running Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 19 to Dec. 19, at the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre. Directed by Jim Shine, Nuncrackers is part of the Nunsense series, performed as a “TV special” and featuring original songs such as “Twelve Days Prior to Christmas” and “We Three Kings of Orient Are Us.” Tickets cost $15 to $25, and can be bought at slolittletheatre.org. The Little Theatre is at 888 Morro St. in downtown San Luis Obispo.

The Nutcracker Ballet graces the Templeton Performing Arts Center the weekends of Dec. 3 to 5 and 10 to 12. General admission is $22; those 65 or better pay just $17, and those 12 or worse pay $15. Get tickets for this very traditional version by calling 239-3668 or visit brownpapertickets.com.

Lori Lee Silvaggio’s version of The Nutcracker presented by the Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo, opens Dec. 11 at 2 and 7 p.m., followed by performances Dec. 12 at 2 and 6 p.m. Senior and student tickets start at $15; general admission is $24. Visit pacslo.org or 756-2787.

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