To say it is a hit is an understatement… a two hour festival of the arts.
— San Jose Mercury

Kick off the holiday season with Tandy Beal’s dazzling and critically acclaimed family show, Nutz RE-Mixed! An exuberant re-staging of the treasured classic, The Nutcracker, this magical madcap retake features more than 30 world-class singers, dancers, and circus artists, ranging from Mexican Folklorico dancers to hip-hoppers, ballroom dancers, and gymnasts in a zany holiday spectacular.

ragdoll - Photo by jana marcus

ragdoll - Photo by jana marcus

...astonishing and gorgeous staged spectacle ... the ideal holiday experience.
— Santa Cruz Sentinel
Animal crackers - photo  by jana marcus

Animal crackers - photo  by jana marcus

Beal’s rollicking holiday circus is accompanied by the Bay Area’s award-winning a cappella group SoVoSó, performing original Candy Land flavored tunes, a re-scoring of Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday music, and other seasonal favorites. Beal’s riotous vision of circus and dance is a new Nutcracker for the 21st century offering a joyous treat for the whole family.  

The show isn’t merely a brilliant performance, it’s a whole string of brilliant performances...
— Arts Editor, Santa Cruz Sentinel
Russian Ribbon Candy - Photo by jana marcus

Russian Ribbon Candy - Photo by jana marcus

BabieS! - Photo by jana marcus

BabieS! - Photo by jana marcus

It is as rich, as nourishing and as varied as the most sumptuous holiday table. It is, in fact, a masterpiece for its stunning ability to take the elevated, open hearted sense of joy and wonder historically associated with this time of year and place it in a fresh, utterly original new gift-wrapping….
— Arts Editor, Santa Cruz Sentinel
porcelain doll - photo by Cliff warner

porcelain doll - photo by Cliff warner

Clown narrator - photo by jana marcus

Clown narrator - photo by jana marcus

You come away bedazzled. Taken all together, it’s almost too much pleasure to absorb in one sitting…. “Mixed Nutz” revives the genuine sense of wonder that is otherwise so elusive these days.”
— Arts Editor, Santa Cruz Sentinel