The Nutcracker in LA 2017-18

Performances of the Nutcracker Ballet Around Los Angeles 2017-18

Inland Pacific Ballet's "The Nutcracker"
Inland Pacific Ballet's "The Nutcracker". Photo by E.Y. Yanagi, courtesy of Inland Pacific Ballet

As you can see from the listings below, The Nutcracker is a favorite with LA audiences from the classic ballet to comedy adaptations and puppet shows. I've listed most of the productions here by date and location, not company, so the same company may appear multiple times at different locations.

  • The Dolby Theatre hosts The Hip Hop Nutcracker with guest MC Kurtis Blow, where dancers where high top sneakers instead of ballet slippers. Nov 17, 2017. 
  • The Fine Arts Network Theater Company and The Ballet Studio will present The Nutcracker Ballet at the Old Town Temecula Community Theatre in Temecula Nov 24-26, 2017. 
  • The Broad Stage at Santa Monica Performing Arts Center in Santa Monica hosts performances by the Westside Ballet Company with a live orchestra, Nov 25-26, Dec 1-3, 2017. Check Goldstar for discount tickets.
  • American Pacific Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker, Dec 3-4 at Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton. 
  • At Alex Theatre in Glendale, The Red Chair Children's Production Company will perform The Nutcracker with a cast of adults, teens and children on December 3, 2017; the Los Angeles Ballet presents The Nutcracker on Dec 9 & 10, 2017; LA Youth Ballet will perform their version on Dec 22-23, 2017. The Russian Grand Ballet with perform on Dec 24, 2017. Check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
  • The Segerstrom Center for the Arts hosts Pacific Symphony's 45-minute presentation of The Nutcracker for Kids in two performances on Saturday morning, December 2, 2017. Segerstrom will also present American Ballet Theatre's new version of The Nutcracker Dec 7-17, 2017. (Check for discount tickets at Goldstar)
  • The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion will welcome George Balanchine's The Nutcracker by Miami City Ballet Dec 7-9, 2017. Check Goldstar for discount tickets.
  • The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center will host Debbie Allen's Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, which is not your grandma's The Nutcracker. A holiday nutcracker filled with sleep-inducing hot chocolate leads via Kandy Kane Lane to Bollywood. Mariah Carey and James Ingram contributed to the musical score. Dec 7-8, 2017, check for discount tickets at Goldstar.
  • The Nutcracker Ballet at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts in San Bernardino, Dec 8-10, 2017Tickets
  • The Inland Pacific Ballet Company will make another stop Dec 9-10, 2017 at the Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College in Claremont.
  • The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA will host The Nutcracker performed by the Marat Daukayev School of Ballet Dec 9-10, 2017. Check for discount tickets at Goldstar.com.
  • San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, performed by Pasadena Dance TheatreDec 9-23, 2017. The company also hosts Clara's Holiday Party, a meet and greet with Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy with refreshments Dec 16-17, 2017. Check Goldstar for discount tickets.
  • The Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine will present The Nutcracker performed by Festival Ballet TheatreDec 9-24, 2017 and special abridged youth performance Dec 7, 2017.
  • The Inland Pacific Ballet Company will present the classic ballet Dec 15-17, 2017 at the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga. 
  • The Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro is hosting the San Pedro City Ballet's Nutcracker Dec 9-10, 2017.
  • Sunrise Ballet Company at the Servite Theatre/Anaheim Center for Performing Arts in West Anaheim, Dec 9-10, 2017. 
  • San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, performed by Pasadena Dance TheatreDec 9-23, 2017. The company also hosts Clara's Holiday Party, a meet and greet with Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy with refreshments Dec 16-17, 2017. Check Goldstar for discount tickets.
  • Fred Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts will host the Conejo Civic Ballet's The Nutcracker  Dec 10, 2017 and the Pacific Festival Ballet Company on Dec 16-17, 2017. The Scherr Forum at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts will host the Moorpark Civic Ballet's The Nutcracker Dec 16, 2017.
  • The Great Russian Nutcracker at The Wiltern Theatre, performed by the Moscow Ballet for two performances on Dec 15-16, 2017. Check for discount tickets at Goldstar.
  • At UCLA's Royce HallDecember 15-17, 2017, Los Angeles Ballet will perform their traditional The Nutcracker.
  • The Terrace Theatre at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center hosts The Nutcracker, performed by the Long Beach Ballet with full orchestra, Dec 16-24, 2017. Check for discount tickets at Goldstar.com.
  • Anaheim Ballet Company will present The Nutcracker for two performances on Dec 16, 2017, at City National Grove of Anaheim.

You can find discounted tickets to many of these and other holiday performances at Goldstar.com.
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