Long Beach Ballet: The Nutcracker 2023

300 E Ocean Blvd Long Beach, California 90802
December 23, 2023 - December 23, 2023
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Long Beach Ballet: The Nutcracker

The Long Beach Ballet continues its annual holiday tradition, for the 41st year this December, of presenting The Nutcracker at the Terrace Theater at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center for six performances from December 16 to 23. As always, the beloved production bursts with special guest performances and additional surprise treats the entire family will love. In 2018 and 2019, Goldstar audiences voted the Long Beach Ballet’s The Nutcracker as the “best-loved” production in the nation. 2023 Dates: Saturday, December 16, 2:00 p.m and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 17, 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 22, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 23, 2:00 p.m and 7:30 p.m. Guests enter the Terrace Theater’s more than 3,000 seats via the Center’s main plaza, past a dazzling fountain display featuring multiple water columns of ever-changing colors. Inside the Terrace’s 3-story glass-walled lobby, spacious suspended staircases ascend to the upper levels of the theater. Arrive early to take advantage of food trucks, merch sales, and photo ops! Parking available in structure for $15 per car. The Long Beach Ballet’s Artistic Director David Wilcox has pulled out all the stops for this 41st production of the classical tale. This production boasts a full symphony orchestra, a flying sleigh, a real live horse, on-stage pyrotechnics, and a cast of over 200. Former Disney designers Elliot Hessayon and Scott Schaffer created the enchanting scenery, Australian artist Adrian Clark designed the detailed costumes, and renowned magician Franz Harary created the special effects. Tickets go on sale to the general public October 16. The Long Beach Ballet is one of the only ballet companies in Southern California which performs The Nutcracker with a full symphony orchestra and is one of only two ballet companies in the country that use two harps for their production to ensure the performance sounds exactly as Tchaikovsky intended it to sound. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster and the Long Beach Convention Center Main Box Office starting October 16, 2023. Family-friendly ticket prices range from $35.00 to $95.00 with a special VIP Package also available. Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more.
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