The only award that celebrates live performances of The Nutcracker nationwide, it's determined by Goldstar audience members who have attended these shows. The winner receives The Nutty statuette, a cash prize toward education programs, and bragging rights for being the best Nutcracker in the U.S.
Long Beach Ballet's The Nutcracker With Full Symphony Orchestra
This stunning version of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet by artistic director David Wilcox has been a Southern Californian holiday favorite for more than 30 years. Accompanied by a full symphony orchestra, the Long Beach Nutcracker also boasts sparkling sets and costumes, a cast of over 200, 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 Long Beach Ballet's The Nutcracker "opulent, family-oriented holiday entertainment," and The Huffington Post raves that it "enchants children and their parents with spectacle and awe." See More
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