Long Beach Ballet Nutcracker

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Long Beach Ballet Nutcracker Performances Dec.2010


Terrace Theater, 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA   longbeachballet.com

Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green, Pasadena, CA



Long Beach, Calif.--Long Beach Ballet's The Nutcracker annual performance at the Terrace Theater is over 25 years strong and is internationally known and recognized. Guest dancers have included Gold Medalist Haiyan Wu. In 2009 Ballerina Melissa Sandvig (“So You Think You Can Dance” Finalist), a product of the Long Beach Ballet, is featured as the Dewdrop Fairy in all performances. David Wilcox, a name recognized in the dance world, is the producer of this colorful stage event that's appeared around the globe.

Southern California's Most Popular Nutcracker Production has sold over half a million tickets to date. Choreographed by acclaimed Artistic Director David Wilcox, this production includes a full symphony orchestra under the baton of Roger Hickman, and is the only Nutcracker production in Southern California with full symphony orchestra. Delight in the trademark flying sleigh, live horse, and exciting pyrotechnics, all set to Tchaikovsky’s traditional music score.

Toll-free ticket hotline: 877-852-3177. Tickets also available at all TicketMaster outlets and theater box offices. Tickets include Special VIP Package available including Choice Center Orchestra Seat, Parking, Souvenir Program, Admission to the VIP Lounge during intermission, and a Backstage Pass. Discounts available for children, seniors, and groups.LongBeachBallet.com

David Wilcox, Artistic Director, studied at the Royal Academy of Dance in England and began his professional career with the Berlin Ballet, the Nuremberg Ballet and the Heidelberg Ballet. Returning his Long Beach home, he co-founded Long Beach Ballet and formed a professional company which became Southern California's most successful ballet company for 15 years.


Several of his students have gone on to join such companies as San Francisco Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Milwaukee Ballet and New York Ballet Theater. Over the past several years he has produced and directed five ballet tours to Asia and has staged three full-length ballets for the Classical Ballet of Guangzhou, China: Cinderella, La Bayadere and The Nutcracker. This prolific choreographer has created numerous full-length ballets that have enjoyed standing ovations around the globe.