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 location, not company, so the same company may appear multiple times at different locations.
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The Inland Pacific Ballet Company will present the classic ballet Dec 8-9, 2012 at the at Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga and Dec 15-16 & 22-23 at the Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College.
Anaheim Ballet Company will present The Nutcracker for two performances on Dec 15 , 2012 at The Grove of Anaheim.
At Alex Theatre in Glendale, the Los Angeles Ballet presents The Nutcracker on Dec 1 & 2, 2012; Red Chair Production Company will present a children's version of The Nutcracker - Land of the Sweets for 3 shows on Dec 9, 2012.
The Wadsworth Theatre in Brentwood hosts performes by the Westside Ballet Company, Dec 7-9, 2012
The Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro is hosting the San Pedro City Ballet's Nutcracker Dec 8-9, 2012
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 6 & 8, 2012. December 15-16, 2012 Los Angeles Ballet will perform their traditional Nutcracker.
Carpenter Performing Arts Center will host Los Angeles Ballet's production Dec 8 & 9, 2012.
The Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine performed by Festival Ballet Theatre, Dec 14-24, 2012
The Terrace Theatre in Long Beach, performed by the Long Beach Ballet with full orchestra, Dec 15-16 and 22-23, 2012. Tickets
Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, performed by the South Bay Ballet Dec 14-16, 2012, with a Discount Tickets
The Great Russian Nutcracker at The Wiltern Theatre, performed by the Moscow Ballet Dec 14, 2012. Discount Tickets
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, performed by Pasadena Dance Theatre, Dec 15-16, 22-23 & 24, 2012, with pre-performance party to meet the dancers on Dec 15-16.
The Wilshire Ebell Theatre will host the City Ballet of Los Angeles 1940's themed production Nutcracker Swings. Discount Tickets
Valley Performing Arts Center will have their turn hosting the Los Angeles Ballet on Dec 22-23, 2012.
The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center will host the Los Angeles Ballet's Nutcracker Dec 29-30, 2012.
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