It is with great excitement that we announce our return to the stage!

Tickets for our 36th Anniversary performance of The Nutcracker are on sale now.

December 16-18 at Coast Hills Church Theater in Aliso Viejo.

Get your tickets now at

Performance times and casting:

Dec 16th 7pm – Red Cast
Dec 17th 7pm – Green Cast
Dec 18th 1pm – Red Cast
Dec 18th 6 pm – Green Cast


Please remember some important upcoming dates:

  • Fall classes BEGIN August 16th 2021
  • Click to register for:
  • Nutcracker Auditions 2021- LEVELS 3-7 – Saturday, August 28th 
  • Audition Registration COMING SOON!
  • Clara Auditions- Saturday, August 29th
  • Labor Day- Closed Monday, September 6th
  • Nutcracker Auditions- BOYS-COMBO-LEVEL 2 -Saturday, September 11th
  • Nutcracker Rehearsals Begin–October 2nd 2021
  • Sugar Plum Tea- Sunday, November 28th (Tentative)
  • Nutcracker Show dates (December 14-19)(Tentative)

Please reach out if you have any questions!  We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead!

Best wishes,

LDT Staff

Archive Documents:

New 2020 Safety Guidelines




Call (949) 855-4702 for Ticket information!

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There are 3 different scenarios for production that we are considering to make the production possible:

  • Saddleback College or other indoor theater if possible

  • Build out tents/stage and a temporary dance floor at an outdoor venue

  • A virtual version to be enjoyed in your home or at an outdoor drive-in venue

(If you have connections with venues where an outdoor theater could be set up, discounts on tents, lighting, or chairs- please contact Melissa Sandoval)

Laguna Ballet’s dress rehearsals and performances will be held at the venue on December 15th through 20th.  We will notify you of the venue information as it becomes available.

Rehearsals for the production are on the weekends, and each student is committed to attend all rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances. All rehearsals are mandatory; excessive absence from rehearsal will result in the student losing their part. Please notify the office of any prior known absences at least one week in advance. In cases of illness, absences are excused and students are asked not to participate if contagious or have a fever or have vomited in the previous 24 hrs (also please note COVID-19 guidelines).  Injured students are required to come to rehearsal to view and learn spacing and choreography. Tuition MUST be current through 12/22/20 to participate in the performances. Participants must be registered in at least 1 Ballet class at Laguna Dance Theatre to participate in the Laguna Ballet performances of The Nutcracker.

Important Dates:

October 3 Rehearsals begin for Level 3A and up

October 24 Rehearsals for Ages 6- Level 2

SUGAR PLUM TEA- Cancelled for 2020, See you next year!

Nutcracker production week, December 15-20th 2020

Participation Fee Includes:

Rehearsal & Performance Fee, Costume Rental & Cleaning Fee, Nutcracker 2020 DVD, Headshot for the Program and Digital Copy and Commemorative T-Shirt

Combo Ballet/ Ballet I Performance Fee: $225

Ballet II Performance Fee: $250

Boys: Performance Fee portion is waved $75

Ballet III Performance Fee: $275

Ballet VI Performance Fee: $300

Ballet V/VI/VII Performance Fee: $330

PDX Coaching & Rehearsal Fee: $200 *Due Upon acceptance of role. *In Addition to Level Fee

Participation Fees Due to Laguna Ballet on the day of the audition.

*Students must be enrolled in the mandatory hours of classes per level. Tuition must be current to audition.

If you have any further questions, please email

We look forward to making Nutcracker 2020the best we can given the circumstances and making it a memorable production!

Laguna Ballet

LAGUNA BALLET SUGAR PLUM TEA- Cancelled for 2020, See you next year! 

Dress up and learn about the Nutcracker story as the characters come to life! Enjoy performances by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her friends from the Land of Sweets, make keepsake crafts, take photos with the cast, indulge in a heavenly dessert and beverage bar and don’t miss our unique Nutcracker shopping boutique.
Hosted in the Marzipan Room at
Laguna Dance Theatre, Home of Laguna Ballet
23854 Via Fabricante Suite F3, Mission Viejo CA 92691
$– Child*
$– Adult
**(Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by and adult)
Seating is Limited

For more information please email



  • Your support is greatly appreciated and we look forward to the 2020 Nutcracker season!       

       2020 Nutcracker Dates

    Thursday December
    Friday December
    Saturday December
    Sunday December

    McKinney Theatre Seating Chart

  • Please join us for our future Nutcracker performances, a family favorite holiday tradition, presented by Laguna Ballet.
  • Thank you to all who attended and participated in the 2019 performances of The Nutcracker!

Laguna Ballet is a non-profit junior ballet company founded by Shery Gilbert, and is comprised of students ages 5 and up. For the past 35 years, over 90 children from Orange County participate each year in Laguna Ballet’s full length Nutcracker ballet.

Participants in the production are given the opportunity to dance with professional guest artists from companies such as New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Moscow Classical Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet. Auditions are required for all participants.