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Nutcracker Performances In & Around Pasadena

December 2, 2010
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Red Chair Children's Production

Performances of the season's favorite show, The Nutcracker can be found throughout the month of December. 

1) Lineage Dance presents The Nutcracker Tea in partnership with the Colburn School - sip tea from dainty cups, sample tea sandwiches and scones, frost your own cupcake, decorate an enchanted gingerbread house.

WHERE: Lineage Dance 89 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena

WHEN: Sat. December 11, 2 - 4 PM

COST: $40 per couple (child 5+ and adult)

HOW: CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

2) Red Chair Children's Production Company will present its 5th annual "The Nutcracker" ballet

WHEN: Sunday, December 12; 1:00 pm matinee; 6:30 pm evening

WHERE: Alex Theatre 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale

COST:  Show tickets are $18, $24 and $28. Matinee Meet & Greet photo op, $5 Land of Sweets dessert bar tickets are $15.

HOW: Tickets available at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. By phone: (818) 243-2539; Online: www.alextheatre.org

3) Pasadena Dance Theater presents the Nutcracker 2010 at two locations: San Gabriel Mission & Pasadena Playhouse

WHERE: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse:

WHEN: December 18th at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM & December 19th at 2:00 PM

COST:$20 - $65

WHERE: Pasadena Playhouse

WHEN: December 24th at 1:00 PM; December 26th at 2:00 PM; December 29 & 30th at 7:30 PM; and December 31st at 1:00 PM.

COST: $20 - $75

HOW: Purchase tickets online.

4) The Long Beach Ballet presents the 28th anniversary of David Wilcox's internationally acclaimed production of The Nutcracker. This is has been one of the area's favorite productions of the ballet with special effects, family-oriented, & more.

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WHEN: December 22 & 23 at 7:30 PM

COST:$29 - $60

HOW: CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.

5) The Los Angeles Ballet (LAB) welcomes guest artist Rainer Krenstetter, Soloist with Staatsballett Berlin to this year's production, who will dance the lead role of the Prince Cavalier at select shows during The Nutcracker season.  Returning for its second season, the Neary-Christensen choreographed The Nutcracker features a unique Southern California flair which permeates the entire production, from sets and costumes to choreography and storyline, and provides a dynamic framework for exquisite dancing by the LAB ensemble.

WHERE: Alex Theater 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale

WHEN: December 4 at 7:30 PM December 5 at 2:00 PM

COST:$21 - $95

HOW: CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.

If you know of others Nutcracker shows, please email me [email protected].

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