”(The Band produces) one of this city’s most delightfully idiosyncratic events.” — Wall Street Journal

Join the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band for the 32nd Annual Dance-Along Nutcracker® on December 9th & 10th! One of San Francisco’s most celebrated events, this year’s show — Nutcrackers of the Caribbean — is a Pirate Party that’s perfect for Jack Sparrow and the whole family.

Each year the SFLGFB selects a theme to blend with Tchaikovsky’s classic Nutcracker Suite. The result? A fun-filled musical production brimming with wit, artistry and ingenuity. For select songs, a large flashing “Dance-Along” sign signals the audience to tug their tutus on and pour onto the dance floor to pirouette beneath the spotlights with the cast.

The Dance-Along Nutcracker® is a casual, joyful and inviting show (no formal dress code or dance experience required); yet more importantly, it is an event and a celebration where truly no barriers exist; be it age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity — or even talent. As a result, the Dance-Along Nutcracker® has become a holiday favorite for families, couples and singles of ALL sexual orientations and gender identities.

Compared to ticket prices for other Nutcracker performances in town, this “Dance-Along” Nutcracker is surprisingly affordable. Student and senior discounts are also available. Tickets purchased in groups of six (or more) will receive two perks — preferred seating and a free tutu rental (per attendee)!

SFLGFB believes in the power of music to bridge communities. SFLGFB’s goal is to deliver a powerful core message of equality, diversity and inclusion. The Dance-Along Nutcracker® embodies SFLGFB’s belief that the joy and magic of music and dance removes differences and dissolves barriers; it strengthens unity, cooperation, celebration and is hysterically FUN!

Get your tickets to the Nutcrackers of the Caribbean today — we’ll see you there!

Ticket Info

Regular Admission

Adult: $30
Children (2–12 years of age), Students, and Seniors: $18

YBCA Members

Pay What You Can level: Regular admission

Individual level and above: 20% off regular admission.

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The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band (SFLGFB) is the first openly gay musical organization in the world, inspiring the formation of LGBT+ bands, choruses and performing groups around the globe. On a local level, SFLGFB is the Official Band of San Francisco, having been given that honor by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in honor of the Band’s 20th and 25th anniversaries.

Over its 39-year history, SFLGFB has regularly performed at events ranging in size from huge (four presidential inaugurations, the quadrennial Gay Games Ceremonies, pride parades, SF Giants games) to small (schools, museums, parks, street fairs and rural parades).

The SFLGFB provides for the education and musical development of its members, promotes visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, and with its allies, fosters understanding among diverse communities through public performance.