The Nutcracker

November/December 2018
Los Angeles Ballet Giselle Performance

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Los Angeles Ballet’s The Nutcracker is the city’s own holiday tradition, perfect for celebrating the season. Set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, you will be captivated as Clara and her beloved Nutcracker battle a most memorable Mouse King, encounter dancing Snowflakes and travel to the Palace of the Dolls.

Los Angeles Ballet stays true to the traditions of the holiday story with some surprises! This production is set in 1912 Los Angeles. Throughout the five scenes in two acts you will find hints and tastes of Southern California - a Spanish style home, calla lilies, bougainvillea, the snowy forests of the Sierras, Venice archways, a moonlit Pacific Ocean and more! Adding to the enchantment of The Nutcracker, LAB will perform again with the Los Angeles Ballet Orchestra at Dolby Theatre for three performances on December 8th and 9th.

Original Choreography by Thordal Christensen & Colleen Neary
Original Sets Designed by Catherine Kanner
Costumes Designed by Mikael Melbye
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Cerritos Center New! 

Nov 24, 5:00pm
Nov 25, 1:00pm

Alex Theatre 

Dec 1, 6:00pm
Dec 2, 2:00pm

Dolby Theatre

Los Angeles Ballet Orchestra
Dec 8, 12:00pm
Dec 8,  5:00pm
Dec 9, 12:00pm

Redondo Beach PAC

Dec 15, 1:00pm
Dec 15, 5:00pm
Dec 16, 1:00pm

Royce Hall, UCLA

Dec 22, 1:00pm
Dec 22, 5:00pm
Dec 23, 1:00pm
Dec 23, 5:00pm
Dec 24, 11:00am
Dec 24, 3:00pm


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