Long Beach Ballet's The Nutcracker, A Holiday Spectacular Performed with Full Orchestra
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All offers for The Nutcracker have expired.
The last date listed for The Nutcracker was Saturday December 18, 2010 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater:
- Full Price:
- $42.00 - $65.00
- Our Price:
- $37.80 - $58.50
Southern California's only Nutcracker production with a full symphony orchestra stars So You Think You Can Dance finalist Melissa Sandvig and Seth Orza, principal dancer with the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Now in its 31st season, this stunning version of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet by artistic director David Wilcox also boasts sparkling sets and costumes, dazzling pyrotechnics and magic effects -- along with a special appearance by Rebel, Long Beach Ballet's gorgeous white Arabian horse. The Los Angeles Times calls it "opulent, family-oriented holiday entertainment." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
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The live music was a great pleasure as were the excellent sets, costumes and most of the leads. Was a bit upset the theater allowed late seating after it already began late -- a significant distraction for the beginning numbers. Also a bit disappointed with some of the mid-level dancers -- not quite top notch. Recommended nonethless; overall a good experience.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Crammed with special effects, the familiar Long Beach Ballet version of The Nutcracker has nearly everything money can buy. Opulent, family-oriented holiday entertainment." --Los Angeles Times
- "Extravagant and full of technical gee-whizzery. A holiday must!" --Long Beach Press Telegram
- See a preview video of the show.
- Check out Goldstar member reviews from last year's production.
Nutcrackers come and go, but only one is so spectacular, so charming, so heart-warming and memorable that it has become Southern California's favorite. For 27 years David Wilcox's production of The Nutcracker has been seen by over a million people at the Long Beach Terrace Theater, the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the Shrine Auditorium, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, throughout the Asian continent, as well as on television.
New this year is a 15-minute pre-performance multi-media show. This unique presentation, created for the Long Beach Ballet by conductor Brian Asher Alhadeff, takes the audience on a brief yet memorable journey through the life and mind of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the genius behind the world's most beloved ballet.