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"Mixed Nutz!"

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 8:00am to Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 8:00am
Theater Arts Mainstage
Presented by: 
Theater Arts Dept

As of Friday, Dec. 3, only a few seats are available for sale in advance.

Note: A small number of tickets is likely to be available at the door on a first-come first-served basis starting one hour before curtain.


"Tandy Beal's astonishing and gorgeous staged spectacle 'Mixed Nutz! is the ideal holiday experience."


– Wallace Baine, Santa Cruz Sentinel



(prices are scaled by seat location, adult/student/senior/child, and by performance) 



Tandy Beal & Company and the UCSC Theater Arts Department present

"Mixed Nutz! The Nutcracker Re-Mixed"

(November 19–December 5)


After last season’s fun-filled production, the show returns again for three weekends of dance, circus and song. It's perfect for the entire family!






In addition to beautiful, flowing dance pieces and amazing a cappella vocal music by the group SoVoSó, Mixed Nutz! features a cast of world-class performing artists—some of whom are making their Mixed Nutz! debut this holiday.


Chinese footbalancer and acrobat Wang Hong returns to wow audiences with her grace and skill… hand-to-hand balancing is new this year with a remarkable act by Jennings McCown and Chinese acrobat Xiao Hong WengKerri Kresinski joins the show for two weekends with her stunning aerial silk performance, and aerial hoop artist Sylphie Currin is back to dazzle us from great heights… circus artists Iman Lizarazu, Saki, and Jan Damm were audience favorites last season, and they are joined by newcomer Jasper Patterson of the New Eccentrics. We also welcome back Mexican folklorico dancers from Watsonville’s Corazon en Flor and UCSC’s Los Mejicas, plus hip-hoppers, local gymnasts, and dancers from the UCSC Theater Arts Department.



Mixed Nutz! playfully maintains the true spirit and basic story of the traditional Nutcracker: festively dressed party-goers enter for an evening of holiday merriment, young Clara receives a toy nutcracker as a special gift, and magic starts to unfold… with entertaining side trips in Candyland, a visit by the Sugar Plum Fairy, a Waltz of the Flowers, and much more.


Mixed Nutz! is a co-production of Tandy Beal & Company and the UCSC Theater Arts Department.

Special thanks to our media sponsor: Santa Cruz Sentinel






Tickets on sale ONLINE  

(prices are scaled by seat location, adult/student/senior/child, and by performance)

By phone or in person:

UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159)

Santa Cruz Civic Box Office (831-420-5260)


Opening weekend:

All tickets up to 20% off -- $14.75–$27.00


Weekends 2 & 3: $17.50–$32.50

(prices include all applicable fees)


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Friday, 11/19:  7:00 pm

Saturday, 11/20:  2:00 pm


Friday, 11/26:  2:00 pm AND 7:00 pm

Saturday, 11/27:  2:00 pm AND 7:00 pm

Sunday, 11/28:  2:00 pm

Friday, 12/3:  7:00 pm

Saturday, 12/4: 2:00 pm AND 7:00 pm

Sunday, 12/5:  2:00 pm


Mixed Nutz! runs slightly over 2 hours. There will be one intermission.


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