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Photo Gallery: Opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale
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Photo Gallery: Opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale

Clara Stahlbaum, played by Ellie Wein, and The Nutcracker Prince, played by Darrion Sellman, dance in front of Snowflakes at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
Dancers at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23.z (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
As Herr Drosselmeyer, played by Jonathan Nail, spins away, The Nutcracker Prince, played by Darrion Sellman, appears at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
Clara Stahlbaum, played by Ellie Wein, is lifted by The Mouse King, played by Danny Guillen in The Battle Scene, at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
The Nutcracker Prince, played by Darrion Sellman, during The Battle scene at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
Herr Drosselmeyer, played by Jonathan Nail, sprinkles glitter onto a toy nutcracker, at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
Clara Stahlbaum, played by Ellie Wein, is surrounded by loud musicians at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
A toy soldier is taken off stage at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
The Mouse King, played by Danny Guillen, dances and kicks hig at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
Children run to get a glimpse of puppets in a puppet show at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
Clara Stahlbaum, played by Ellie Wein, and The Nutcracker Prince, played by Darrion Sellman, dance together at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
Three small mice tip toe onto the stage at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
The Nutcracker Prince, played by Darrion Sellman, is stabbed during The Battle Scene, by The Mouse King Danny Guillen at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
Clara Stahlbaum, played by Ellie Wein, smiles as she dances for the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
The opening scene at ]the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
Herr Drosselmeyer, played by Jonathan Nail, holds a nutcracker he just bought as nephew, played by Darrion Sellman, smiles and walks away, during the opening scene at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
Moments before the start of the show, backstage the cast was being quietly social and checking their cell phones at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
Snowflakes dance at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
The Nutcracker Prince, played by Darrion Sellman, dances for the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
Clara Stahlbaum, played by Ellie Wein, dances at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
Clara Stahlbaum, played by Ellie Wein, rides in a sleigh pushed by The Nutcracker Prince, played by Darrion Sellman, at the opening night for The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 21, 2018. The production is produced by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, and runs through Sunday, December 23. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
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