The Nutcracker- 6 Performances With Full Symphony Orchestra

Allie Mac Kay was live in Long Beach with a preview of Long Beach Ballet’s annual holiday classic, “The Nutcracker.” There will be six performances of the show at the Long Beach Terrace Theater with a full symphony orchestra.

Long Beach Terrace Theater
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802

The Long Beach Ballet will continue its annual holiday tradition this December with six performances of The Nutcracker at the Long Beach Terrace Theater on December 14th &  15th, and December 21st & December 22nd.   As always, the production bursts with special guest performances and additional surprise treats the entire family will love.

The Long Beach Ballet’s Artistic Director, David Wilcox, pulled out all the stops for the 31st 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.  The enchanting scenery was created by former Disney designers Elliot Hessayon and Scott Schaffer, the detailed costumes designed by Australian artist Adrian Clark, and special effects by renowned magician Franz Harary.

The Long Beach Ballet is the only ballet company in Southern California that has a full symphony orchestra and is only one of two ballet companies in the country to use two harps for their production of The Nutcracker to ensure the performance sounds exactly as Tchaikovsky intended it.