As you can see from the listings below, The Nutcracker is a favorite with LA audiences from the classic ballet to comedy adaptations and puppet shows. I've listed the productions here by date and location, not company, so the same company may appear multiple times at different locations.
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The Broad Stage at Santa Monica Performing Arts Center in Santa Monica hosts performances by the Westside Ballet Company, Nov 30-Dec 1, 2013.
At Alex Theatre in Glendale, Pacific Dance Theatre will Host an afternoon Nutcracker festival on December 1, 2013 before an evening performance; the Los Angeles Ballet presents The Nutcracker on Dec 7 & 8, 2013.
El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood is hosting the Red Chair Children's Production Company performance of The Nutcracker on Dec 6-8, 2013, and Jayneoni Moore's The Nutcracker performed by youth dancers ages 5-18 on Dec 14, 2013.
The Inland Pacific Ballet Company will present the classic ballet Dec 7-8 & 14-15 at the Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College and Dec 21-22, 2013 at the at Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga.
The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA will host the The Nutcracker by Marat Daukayev School of Ballet Dec 7-8 and 14-15, 2013. Tickets. Check for discount tickets at Goldstar.com.
The Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro is hosting the San Pedro City Ballet's Nutcracker Dec 14-15, 2013
Valley Performing Arts Center will have their turn hosting the Los Angeles Ballet on Dec 14-15, 2013. Tickets
The Pasadena Civic Center will host Dennis Nahat's The Terracotta Nutcracker December 13-15, 2013. There's a bit of ballet mixed in with jaw-dropping Chinese acrobatics in this fairytale set against a wintery Chinese landscape. Tickets
The Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine performed by Festival Ballet Theatre, Dec 13-24, 2013
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts hosts Pacific Symphony's 45-minute presentation of The Nutcracker for Kids in two performances on Saturday morning, December 14, 2013.
Anaheim Ballet Company will present The Nutcracker for two performances on Dec 15 , 2012 at The Grove of Anaheim. Tickets
The Great Russian Nutcracker at The Wiltern Theatre, performed by the Moscow Ballet Dec 15, 2013. Discount Tickets
At UCLA's Royce Hall, first there's Debbie Allen's Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, which is not your grandma's Nutcracker. A holiday nutcracker filled with sleep-inducing hot chocolate leads via Kandy Kane Lane to Bollywood. Mariah Carey and James Ingram contributed to the musical score. Dec 14 & 15, 2013. December 21-22, 2013 Los Angeles Ballet will perform their traditional Nutcracker. Tickets
The Terrace Theatre in Long Beach, performed by the Long Beach Ballet with full orchestra, Dec 14-15 and 21-22, 2013. Tickets
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Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, performed by the South Bay Ballet Dec 20-22, 2013, with a Discount Tickets
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, performed by Pasadena Dance Theatre, Dec 14-15, 21-22, 2013, with a separately ticketed holiday party with the dancers on Dec 14-15.
The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center will host the Los Angeles Ballet's Nutcracker Dec 28-29, 2013.
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