The Magic is Back! A Los Angeles Family Holiday Tradition since 1973, Westside Ballet of Santa Monica proudly presents eight performances beginning Thanksgiving Weekend.
Take a trip with Clara to a magical world of dancing snowflakes, Spanish chocolate, and a dashing prince. From the Victorian-style party scene to the glittering Sugar Plum Fairy, it’s the traditional full-length ballet in two acts set to Tchaikovsky’s majestic score as performed live by the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra.
The artistic interpretation captures the spirit of choreographer George Balanchine, as passed on by Westside’s founder Yvonne Mounsey, who created the Nutcracker role of Center Spanish during the peak of her career as principal dancer with New York City Ballet.
The longest running NUTCRACKER production in Los Angeles, performances sell out every year, so we encourage you to buy quickly!
Kids 2 and under sit on Mom’s lap for free!