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“EXPLORE ICONIC CITY LOCATIONS WITH “NUTCRACKER GUIDE TO OUR CITY”
SAN FRANCISCO —Today, San Francisco Ballet—the first professional ballet company in America and the first in the country to perform Nutcracker—announced the launch of its Nutcracker Guide to Our City, an interactive magazine inspired by SF Ballet’s Nutcracker production. It can be accessed online by visiting:www.sfballet.org/cityguide.
Like the SF Ballet production, the guide is set in early twentieth-century San Francisco and presents a rich journey through five historic locations around the city, including: Alamo Square, the Conservatory of Flowers, Chinatown, the Palace of Fine Arts, and the War Memorial Opera House.
The content-rich magazine also features blog entries by local historians and architecture experts, video interviews with SF Ballet dancers, and vintage photography of San Francisco from the early 1900’s.
“Since San Francisco was the first city in America to offer a full-length Nutcracker, it’s only fitting that Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson set San Francisco Ballet’s current production in early twentieth-century San Francisco,” said SF Ballet Executive Director Glenn McCoy. “To celebrate the long-standing ties between the city and this annual holiday tradition, we’ve created a fun, interactive guide that explores five city locations that are integral to our production,” added McCoy.
Upon launching the guide, SF Ballet will offer special discounts and deals for some of the locations featured in the magazine, as well as the chance to win free tickets to SF Ballet’sNutcracker.
These holiday deals will only be available online to SF Ballet social media fans. To learn more, “like” SF Ballet on Facebook: facebook.com/sfballet, and follow SF Ballet on Twitter:twitter.com/SFBallet.
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