Holiday Ballet Favorite The Nutcracker by South Bay Ballet
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The last date listed for The Nutcracker was Sunday December 19, 2010 / 2:00pm.
Currently at El Camino College Center for the Arts--Marsee Auditorium:
- Full Price:
- Our Price:
- $10.00 - $15.00
South Bay Ballet celebrates their tenth year of presenting an unforgettable Christmas tradition. Their world-class production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker features classically trained dancers and a creative, accessible interpretation. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the timeless story of young Clara, who dreams that her toy nutcracker soldier comes to life. Together they experience a fantastical adventure that leads them through an epic battle with the Rat King to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets. Under the artistic direction of Diane Lauridsen, this production of The Nutcracker at the Marsee Auditorium is the perfect family outing for the holiday season. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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We waited for 1 Hour with three kids and could not wait any longer. Kids simply become too antsy after 1 Hour of sitting around doing absolutely nothing! Very little to No information was provided by the staff members, so I’m quite surprised about some of the other reviews. We must not have been in the informed section.
We can’t really rate the show because we never saw it! On another note, we were shocked as we were leaving the theater. The people that had not come to the theater early and had not obtained their tickets were made to wait outside in the pouring rain with their very nicely dressed children. We felt that, that wasn’t very nice especially during the holidays!
The Nutcracker ballet by Peter Tchaikovsky is based on the story "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice" written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Although what is seen on the stage today is different in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same: the story of a young girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and of a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads.
When Marius Petipa first choreographed the story into a ballet in 1892, it was actually based on a revision by Alexander Dumas, a well-known French author. His version reflects more of what audiences have come to love as The Nutcracker ballet.