December 16th, 2017 - 2:00 PM
December 16th, 2017 - 7:30 PM
December 17th, 2017 - 2:00 PM
December 22nd, 2017 - 7:30 PM
December 23rd, 2017 - 2:00 PM
December 23rd, 2017 - 7:30 PM
December 24th, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Long Beach Terrace Theater
300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA
"Crammed with special effects, the familiar Long Beach Ballet version of The Nutcracker has nearly everything money can buy. Opulent, family-oriented entertainment. Seek no further."
- Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times
"Extravagant and full of technical gee-whizzery. A holiday must!"
- Lynn Lasser, Press Telegram
"Festive, fantastic and fun, fun, fun! What a high! An exhilarating incandescent experience that no one should miss!"
- John Carl Brodgon, Theater Critic
The Long Beach Ballet’s Artistic Director, David Wilcox, pulled out all the stops for the 35th production of the classical tale. This production boasts a full symphony orchestra, a flying sleigh, a real live horse, on-stage pyrotechnics, and a cast of over 200. The enchanting scenery was created by former Disney designers Elliot Hessayon and Scott Schaffer, the detailed costumes designed by Australian artist Adrian Clark, and special effects by renowned magician Franz Harary.
This year’s guest artists in the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince include Vanessa Zahorian, principal ballerina with the San Francisco Ballet, Seth Orza, principal male dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Sarah Ricard Orza, soloist with Pacific Northwest Ballet.