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December 2, 2015

ABT to Ring NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell, Friday, December 4, 2015 at 9:30 A.M.

Students from the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School costumed for The Nutcracker will appear at the Opening Bell ceremony at NASDAQ on Friday, December 4 at 9:30 A.M. The Opening Bell ceremony highlights ABT’s annual production of The Nutcracker and its West Coast premiere at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. In honor of the occasion, ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie will ring the Opening Bell.

American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker, choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, is set to a score by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky and features scenery and costumes by Richard Hudson and lighting by Jennifer Tipton.

The Nutcracker will be given 14 performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, December 10-20, 2015. Tickets are available for purchase online at, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787.

The NASDAQ MarketSite is located at 4 Times Square. The Opening Bell Ceremony can be viewed live online beginning at 9:15 A.M. at

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