'The Nutcracker': A guide to holiday performances around L.A.

'The Nutcracker': A guide to live holiday performances around L.A. and O.C.

The end of the Thanksgiving holiday usually means the beginning of "Nutcracker" season. In the Los Angeles area, there will be a typically abundant number of performances of Tchaikovsky's most popular ballet. 

Here's a guide to select productions of "The Nutcracker" in L.A. and Orange counties for the 2014 holiday season. Performances feature a range of talent, from international ballet stars to young, locally based dancers. The links below will provide more information on tickets and casting.

Los Angeles Ballet: The Nutcracker, at various locations

Dec.  6, 7:30 p.m. (Alex Theatre)
Dec.  7, 2 p.m. (Alex Theatre)
Dec. 13, 1 p.m. (Dolby Theatre)
Dec. 13, 5 p.m. (Dolby Theatre)
Dec. 14, 1 p.m. (Dolby Theatre)
Dec. 14, 5 p.m. (Dolby Theatre)
Dec. 20, 1 p.m. (Royce Hall, UCLA)
Dec. 20, 5 p.m. (Royce Hall, UCLA)
Dec. 21, 1 p.m. (Royce Hall, UCLA)
Dec. 21, 5 p.m. (Royce Hall, UCLA)
Dec. 27, 1 p.m. (Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center)
Dec. 27, 5 p.m. (Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center)
Dec. 28, 2 p.m. (Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center)

Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker, at the Irvine Barclay Theatre 

Dec. 12, 7 p.m.
Dec. 13, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Dec. 14, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Dec. 17, 7 p.m.
Dec. 18, 7 p.m.
Dec. 19, 7 p.m.
Dec. 20, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Dec. 21, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Dec. 22, 2 p.m.
Dec. 23, 2 p.m.
Dec. 24, 11 a.m.

Westside Ballet: The Nutcracker, at the Broad Stage 

Dec. 13, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Dec. 14, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Dec. 18, 7 p.m.
Dec. 19, 7 p.m.
Dec. 20, 11 a.m.
Dec. 21, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Pacific Symphony: The Nutcracker for Kids, at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

 Dec. 13, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Conejo Civic Ballet: The Nutcracker at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

 Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m.

Long Beach Ballet: The Nutcracker, at the Long Beach Convention Center, Terrace Theater 

Dec. 13, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 14, 2 p.m.
Dec. 20, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 21, 2 p.m.

Pacific Festival Ballet: The Nutcracker, at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza 

Dec. 20, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Dec. 21, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014, at the Wiltern Theatre

Dec. 21, 3 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The Bob Baker Marionette Theater: The Nutcracker

Performances through Feb. 2 

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UPDATE

1:20 p.m.: This post has been updated with additional local productions of "The Nutcracker."

The South Bay Ballet: "The Nutcracker" Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College in Torrance

Dec. 20 and 21 at 2 p.m.

Inland Pacific Ballet: "The Nutcracker"

Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Lewis Family Playhouse, Rancho Cucamonga

Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. (Lewis Family Playhouse)

Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College, Claremont) 

Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. (Bridges Auditorium)

Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Bridges Auditorium)

Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. (Bridges Auditorium)

Dec. 27 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside)

 

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