Venue Details

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Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State LA
On the north side of campus off Circle Dr. 5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032
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Park in lot
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Parking is cheap
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Food and drinks for purchase
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The Nutcracker was performed by the Children's Ballet company
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Review your program with much advance, and double check reading everything, to avoid a ticket purchase mix up, and if you travel with multiple cars, insure everyone has a printed map, address and phone to have a much safer drive, and fun road trip experience. If you have small children, explain what will take place and remember to comfort them too, so they can have a great time just like us adults
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Please consider when attending a performance that rules are set for all patrons, please be considerate and insure your guests (children, family, etc) have manners and keep noise, food, and cover their mouths when coughing and not cough onto peoples face and head, nor kick the seats in front. We all are came to have a fun enjoyable experience.
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The weather was beautiful - delightfully warm.. I wore a skirt and sweater..
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Parking tickets are available at kiosks so park close to one. Arrive early to allow plenty of time to buy your ticket.
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Adriana Hernandez
Get there with enough time to pay and find parking. At least 30 minutes in advance. Have meal before coming. 3 hours is a bit too long for children.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.2 average rating
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192 reviews
144 stars
attended Dec 08 2013

It was just O.K. - I was disappointed that the Nutcracker remained a doll throughout the entire performance. He usually comes to life & participates in the dream, as all... continued

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 08 2013

Enjoyed the mesmerizing experience of the Marat Daukayev Nutcracker ballet. Beautiful choreography and expert performance. Would definitely see again yearly with different themes.

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1 review
7 stars
attended Dec 08 2013

It took our breath away...can't wait to take our kids next year :)

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Special Guest Performances:

On Saturday evening, December 14 and Sunday afternoon, December 15, the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy will be performed by Maria Kochetkova, principal with San Francisco Ballet, and the Prince will be performed by Joaquin De Luz, principal with the New York City Ballet. 

Born in Moscow, Russia, Maria Kochetkova trained at the Bolshoi School in Moscow and danced with The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, and as a guest artist with Tokyo Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, and Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg before joining San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer in 2007. Kochetkova’s honors include gold medals at the International Ballet Competitions in Korea and Italy in 2005; a gold medal at the International Ballet Competition of Luxembourg in 2003; a silver medal and the jury prize at the Varna International Ballet Competition in 2002; a silver medal at the Prix de Lausanne that same year; and a bronze medal at Moscow International Competition in 2001. In 2013, Kochetkova was appointed Herbert Family Principal Dancer.   


Joaquin De Luz* was born in Madrid and received his training at the Victor Ullate School of Ballet. In 1996, he joined the Pennsylvania Ballet as a soloist. De Luz joined the American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in 1997 and was promoted to soloist in 1998. He joined New York City Ballet as a soloist in 2003, and in January 2005 he was promoted to the rank of principal dancer. In March 1996, De Luz won the Gold Medal at the Second Nureyev International Ballet Competition in Budapest, Hungary. In February 1997, De Luz was awarded the Rising Star prize by Seven Arts Magazine in Philadelphia. He represented Spain at the Expo ’98 in Lisbon, dancing in the gala Stars of Spanish Ballet. Most recently, De Luz was awarded the Benois de la Danse award in 2009 for best male performance of the year for his role in Prodigal Son. He also toured with Kings of the Dance in Russia in 2008.