Alameda Civic Ballet

The Mouse King sneaks up on Clara during an Alameda Civic Ballet production of The Nutcracker. Photo courtesy of Alameda Civic Ballet.

The city is kicking off $1.9 million in road repairs starting on July 28. Work will take place on the affected roads from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through early September. Construction is expected to create minor traffic and parking disruptions and will temporarily restrict street access, though access to bus stops will be maintained. Street segments set for paving work include:

Photos by Michele Ellson. Click for slideshow.

Alamedans have been experiencing the magic of The Nutcracker right here on the Island since 2005, when Alameda Civic Ballet debuted its first full production of the Christmas classic at Kofman Auditorium. The show instantly became an Alameda tradition. Every year since then, dozens of dancers – from preschoolers to seniors – have worked through months of rehearsals with ACB Artistic Director and founder Abra Rudisill in order to deliver a perfect dose of holiday magic the thousands of people who see the show have come to expect.