This show is a little different every year. a review of this year's version from the SF Chronicle.
A sexy Christmas with the Smuin Ballet
Michael Wade Simpson, Special to The Chronicle
Monday, November 27, 2006
There are as many holiday entertainment options as there are arts organizations desperately in need of cash, but how many of them revolve around sex? Michael Smuin should rename his sexy variety show, "The X-mas Ballet." If you've got it, after all, why not flaunt it? Smuin Ballet's version of winter wonder, which premiered at the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek on Friday night, is about as far from the "Nutcracker" as you can get. If only it were daring enough to be X-rated.
As it is, in a new, improved version for 2006, Grandma can still take in Act 1, the all-in-white, goody-goody part, a bunch of traditional carols, motets and other churchy-sounding bits of music turned into three-minute ballets. Patience will be rewarded for everyone else, however, in Act 2, when the heat gets turned up.