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NutcrackerView – A Modesto Tradition

By Chris Murphy

One of Modesto’s finest traditions is the annual Central West Ballet’s Nutcracker. This is a rite of passage for many a Modesto area dancer, and so may families have been part of the Nutcracker experience. Not only is this is a family and kid friendly performance, in length and design, it is designed to include over 100 performers. This event should not be missed, and the beauty of the Gallo Center lobby is great for Christmas photos.

Special this year, I will get to be a part of this show as I take on the role of Mother Ginger. Yes, this will be a sight to see, but I really want to do a good job and feel honored to be invited to part of this tradition during the December 9th 2 pm matinee. The Nutcracker dates are December 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18 Tickets are available at



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