Alameda Civic Ballet

Annual tradition will be held in Castro Valley due to renovations at Kofman

Alameda Civic Ballet (ACB) is celebrating a dozen years of its full-length Nutcracker ballet by taking the show to Castro Valley for the first time. ACB alumna LiLi Pigott returns from Butler University as the Snow Queen, performing Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet in performances this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 22 and 23, at 7 p.m. The shows will be held at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts.


Alameda Civic Ballet (ACB) announced recently will be taking a one-year sabbatical from its annual Nutcracker ballet production, due to last minute problems with Kofman Auditorium. The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) manages the facility and announced their inability to provide basic building functions too late for ACB to arrange an alternative venue.

For the second year, Alameda Civic Ballet has joined Trabocco Kitchen & Cocktails at South Shore Center for a fundraiser. On Monday, Jan. 18, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday patrons can come for lunch or dinner (or anything in between), mention the ballet and Trabocco will donate 10 percent of your bill to Alameda Civic Ballet.

This fundraiser raised a significant amount last year, and we hope you can help us again this year. Reservations at the restaurant are recommended; call 521-1152.