The Long Beach Ballet will continue its annual holiday tradition this December with six performances of The Nutcracker at the Long Beach Terrace Theater on December 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th. As always, the production bursts with special guest performances and additional surprise treats the entire family will love.
"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
The Long Beach Ballet’s Artistic Director, David Wilcox, pulled out all the stops for the 34th 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.
The Nutcracker will be performed at the elegant Long Beach Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.
Over half a million tickets sold to date.
Long Beach Terrace Theater
Long Beach Ballet Orchestra
58 Member Professional Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Roger Hickman, including full string section and two harps.