Venue Details

51 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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4.1 / 5 Rated by 14 members
Review from RM

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.

reviewed Dec 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from EPD

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...continued

reviewed Dec 19 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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

reviewed Dec 18 2010 report as inappropriate
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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.

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