Coastal Chamber Youth Ballet presents their annual Holiday production Babes in Toyland at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts on December 3 at 1pm & 6pm.

Looking for a holiday performance the whole family can enjoy this season? Look no further, than to our local ballet company Coastal Chamber Youth Ballet, and their production of “Babes in Toyland.” The show provides just the right elements to fit the bill for everyone – a beautiful heroine, a dashing hero, an evil villain, an ingenious toymaker with a workshop full of whimsical dolls and toys, an electrifying battle, and a climactic wedding scene full of fanciful characters you will remember long after you leave the theater.

The fourth annual show is the creation of artistic director Ms. Molly McKiernan and ballet company founders Ms. Tara Behnke and Ms. Kathy Schultz. Between the three, are several decades of experience training dancers and producing professional caliber stage productions.

“I could not be prouder of the quality and caliber of the dancers in our show,” said Ms. McKiernan. “We started from scratch four years ago with a dream and a vision and have grown into a full length ballet. From the costumes to the sets, it’s truly a magical journey for all audiences and is sure to become an annual holiday tradition for central coast families.”

A special donated performance for the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County will be held Friday, December 2nd. “We feel it’s important to give back to our community. The arts are for everyone, and we want to make our show available to those who might not otherwise be able to attend” said Ms. Schultz.

Tickets for Babes in Toyland are $25 for adults and $18 for children 12 and under.

Call (805) 489-9444 for tickets or come to the Clark Center Box Office a

t 487 Fair Oaks Avenue in Arroyo Grande.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Clark Center website


For photos or interviews, contact Jamie Maraviglia at 489-4196

or email

For more information about Coastal Chamber Youth Ballet visit