The longest running Nutcracker in the city, Westside Ballet’s lavish production has been a Los Angeles tradition since 1973.
From the moment the lights dim, you’ll be transported to a magical world of Christmas fantasy. The merriment and joy of the season is celebrated in the Victorian-style party scene, menacing mice battle with toy soldiers, and a dashing Prince travels with Clara through the Land of Snow where swirling flurries are conjured by the sparkling Snow Queen.
As the curtain rises on Act II, angels poised on clouds herald the arrival of Clara and her Prince to the Land of the Sweets. Clara is entertained by Spanish chocolate, Arabian coffee, Peppermints, Chinese tea, marzipan Mirlitons and more, as they each perform for her.
Lastly, flowers waltz around the shimmering Dew Drop Fairy before the radiant Sugar Plum Fairy and her elegant Cavalier dance their grand pas de deux.
The entire Kingdom bids Clara farewell as she returns home in a walnut boat that sails through a glittering night sky.
Performance dates and times:
- November 27, 2021 1 and 5 pm
- November 28, 2021 1 pm
- December 4, 2021 1 and 5 pm
- December 5, 2021 1 pm
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With safety at the forefront, we will be implementing a mandatory vaccination policy for all visitors to the Broad Stage for performances of The Nutcracker. Audience members 12 years of age or older attending performances of The Nutcracker will be required to show in-person proof of vaccination upon entering the theater. Children under the age of 12, and those who are not able to be vaccinated because of a medical reason, will be permitted to attend performances with proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance.
As a further tool to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, WBSM will require proper mask usage for all patrons, regardless of age or vaccination status. Click here for our most current protocol, which is subject to change.