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American Ballet Theatre
The Nutcracker

Overview

A new Southern California tradition begins with American Ballet Theatre's newest Nutcracker, created by Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and featuring sets and costumes from Richard Hudson (Broadway's Lion King). A cast of more than 100 performers - including students from our own ABT William J. Gillespie School - accompany young Clara on a dreamlike journey amid colorful, larger-than-life scenery, magical toy soldiers, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes, and a glittering Christmas tree!

VIP Sweet Seats are available for every performance and include

  • Premier seating location in Orchestra rows A - F
  • Exclusive pre-show selfie opportunity with ABT dancer
  • Premium box of sweet treats
  • Nutcracker ornament

Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director
Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Peter Tchaikovsky
With Pacific Symphony

Principal Casting for The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center the Arts
Artists and program are subject to change.

Thursday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Gillian Murphy
Marcelo Gomes

Friday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Gillian Murphy
James Whiteside

Saturday, December 12 at 2 p.m.
Isabella Boylston*
Cory Stearns

Saturday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Veronika Part
Marcelo Gomes

Sunday, December 13 at 1 p.m.
Stella Abrera
Alexandre Hammoudi

Sunday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Gillian Murphy
James Whiteside

Tuesday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Hee Seo
Cory Stearns

Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Misty Copeland
Herman Cornejo

Thursday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Isabella Boylston*
Cory Stearns

Friday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Stella Abrera
Alexandre Hammoudi

Saturday, December 19 at 2 p.m.
Sarah Lane
Daniil Simkin

Saturday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Misty Copeland
Herman Cornejo

Sunday, December 20 at 1 p.m.
Hee Seo
Cory Stearns

Sunday, December 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Sarah Lane
Daniil Simkin

*Indicates debut in role

Running time (approximate): 2 hours and 2 minutes

Program Info