The California Conservatory of Dance – Ensemble
The Enchanted Toy Shoppe
Affordable Holiday Magic for the Young and Young at Heart
December 3rd, 5th-6th,
University High School Theatre, Irvine
Audiences worldwide know the story of the Nutcracker Prince, but where did the Nutcracker doll come from? The Enchanted Toy Shoppe, performed by The California Conservatory of Dance Ensemble, unveils the home of the Nutcracker Prince, where his sweetheart, the sparkling wishing doll, waits for his return. Amid a shop filled with dolls from all over the world, this original ballet tells the story of friendship and the lesson that love and family are more important than toys.
From dancing dolls, cavorting elves, and snowfall to the beauty of a kind heart, The Enchanted Toy Shoppe is an odyssey of the imagination that will delight audiences of all ages.
Storytelling and Photos with the Toy Shoppe Dolls
Storytelling and Photos with the Toy Shoppe Dolls A special pre-performance event gives audiences a chance to see behind the scenes, as the California Dance Ensemble prepares for the matinee performances. After the class viewing, cast member Richard Bowman, dressed as the kindly toymaker, will tell The Enchanted Toy Shoppe story and “open his shop” to those who want to meet the dolls. Photo opportunities will be available until the performance starts.
University High School Theatre •
4771 Campus Drive • Irvine, CA 92612
Thursday, December 3, 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 5, 2:00 and 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 6, 3:00 pm
$18 per person (discounts available for groups of 10+)
Tickets will be available online on November 1. For group discounts, contact The California Conservatory of Dance, (949)829-5911.
Saturday, December 5
Class viewing: 12:30-1:00 pm
Storytelling and photos with the dolls: 1:00-1:45 pm
Sunday, December 6
Class viewing: 1:30-2:00 pm
Storytelling and photos with the dolls: 2:00-2:45 pm