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The week ahead in L.A. dance, Dec. 10-17: Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ and more

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker New York City 2013
Moscow Ballet brings its annual touring production “Great Russian Nutcracker” back to the Wiltern Theatre this week.
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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker Miami City Ballet is joined a live orchestra, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and student dancers for a world-premiere production based on Balanchine’s classic choreography. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Ends Sun., noon and 4 p.m. $34 and up. (213) 972-0711.

The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker The Debbie Allen Dance Academy presents Allen’s update of the holiday favorite. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 E. Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. Sun., 2 p.m. $50-$95.

The Nutcracker American Ballet Theatre performs, accompanied by Pacific Symphony. Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Sun., next Sun., 12:30 and 5:30 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends Dec. 17. $29 and up. (714) 556-2787.


The Nutcracker Ballet Etudes performs. Huntington Beach High School Auditorium, 1905 Main St., Huntington Beach. Sun., 2 p.m. 10. $15-$35. (855) 222-2849.

The Nutcracker Ballet Repertory Theatre performs. Golden West College Mainstage Theater, 15751 Gothard St., Huntington Beach. Sun., next Sun., 1 and 5 p.m.; Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends Dec. 24. $15, $19. (714) 895-8150.

The Nutcracker Festival Ballet Theatre and guest artists from San Francisco Ballet perform. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. Sun., next Sun., 1 and 6 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends Dec. 24. $42-$75. (949) 854-4646.

The Nutcracker Inland Pacific Ballet performs. Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. Sun., 2 p.m. (909) 607-1139. $39 and up; discounts available. Also, Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. Fri., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m. (877) 858-8422. Also in Riverside (Dec. 22-23).


The Nutcracker Los Angeles Ballet performs. Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Sun., 2 p.m. Also, Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood. Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat.-next Sun., 1 and 5 p.m. Also in Hollywood (Dec. 23-24) and Redondo Beach (Dec. 29-31). $31-$99; discounts available. (310) 998-7782.

The Nutcracker Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre performs. The Luckman Theatre, Cal State LA, 5151 State University Drive, L.A. Sun., 11:30 and 4:30 p.m. $42. (800) 838-3006.

The Nutcracker Pasadena Dance Theatre performs. San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel. Sun., Sat.-next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Dec. 23. $20-$65. (626) 683-3459.

The Nutcracker Suite American Contemporary Ballet presents an immersive staging of the holiday favorite. The Bloc, 32nd floor, 700 S. Flower St., L.A. Sun., next Sun., 2 and 5 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 5 p.m.; ends Dec. 23. $40-$105. (213) 304-3408.

Great Russian Nutcracker Moscow Ballet’s touring production of the holiday favorite returns. The Wiltern Theatre, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 1 and 5 p.m. $43 and up. (800) 745-3000.

The Snow Queen California Contemporary Ballet stages an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Glendale Community College Performing Arts Theatre, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat.-next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Dec. 17. $23-$33. (818) 583-7406.

Viennese Winter Gala Luminario Ballet’s annual fundraiser includes a performance of Schubert’s “Winterreise.” The California Club, 538 S. Flower St., L.A. Fri., 7:30 p.m. $300 and up. (818) 235-6588.

Bouquet Sophia Stoller’s Iris Company offers a collection of new immersive dance works. Basic Flowers, 242 S. Broadway, L.A. Sat., 6 and 9 p.m. $20-$25.


Navidad en Whittier Ballet folklorico company Danza Floricanto/USA performs a Christmas show. Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave., Whittier. Sat., 7:30 p.m. $20, $25. (562) 907-4203.

The Nutcracker Long Beach Ballet performs with a full symphony orchestra and guest dancers from Pacific Northwest Ballet. Terrace Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Dec. 24. $34-$115; discounts available. (877) 852-3177.

The Nutcracker South Bay Ballet performs. Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. Sat.-next Sun., 2 p.m. $24, $34. (800) 832-2787.

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