Celebration Reception
Backstage Tour

Please join us for a reception and backstage tour following

the Nutcracker performance on December 21.

  Jose Deetjen 1937 - 2018

Jose Deetjen 1937 - 2018

Our reception celebrates the life of Jose Deetjen, Pasadena Dance Theatre’s most generous benefactor in recent memory and founder of the John C. Hench Foundation. With his strong support – both financial and personal -- PDT launched a major program that vastly improved our Nutcracker sets, costumes and special effects. The result – an even more dazzling experience for our audiences.

We hope you will join us in celebrating Jose’s life and his love for Pasadena Dance Theatre while partaking of festive appetizers, cocktails and desserts.

Our backstage tour will give you an up close and personal look behind the scenes of the most magical show of the season. Marvel at the sets and stand on the stage for the dancers’ perspective of the historic Mission Playhouse.