Venue Details

35 Star Starred
El Camino College Center for the Arts--Marsee Auditorium
South side of campus off W. Redondo Beach Blvd. 16007 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, CA 90506
800-832-2787
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Member Tips

serena
Raining, needed umberella.
info Dec 20 2010 star this tip starred
serena
Arrive early so you can park near the arena.
info Dec 20 2010 star this tip starred
serena
No hot meal served only snack so eat before or after the show.
info Dec 20 2010 star this tip starred
Mommy6
Glad it was casual dress
info Dec 30 2010 star this tip starred
Mommy6
Parking could be better. Yes get there super early to get a space closer to the theater
info Dec 30 2010 star this tip starred
Mommy6
Not a very big selection. Just junk food
info Dec 30 2010 star this tip starred
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RM
22 events
22 reviews
10 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

The show was good--very colorful and the dancers were very good. The seats, though, were in the last row and there were still plenty of empty seats much closer.

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EPD
49 events
7 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 19 2010

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... continued

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15 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

Awesome performance by the South Bay Ballet dancers. Loved the Nutcracker!!

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Description

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.