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The Nutcracker

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Venue: Segerstrom Hall Tickets start at $29.00

Overview

“This Nutcracker is cracking good!” raved the New York Post when American Ballet Theatre premiered this delectable holiday favorite. As the lights dim and Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score fills the air, young Clara enters a dreamlike journey amid magical toy soldiers, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes and a glittering Christmas tree! With an impressive cast of more than 100 performers, ABT’s The Nutcracker features set and costumes by Richard Hudson (Tony Award winner, The Lion King), with choreography by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky. The Orange County Register praised it as a “… colorful, cinematic creation filled with spectacle, humor and eye-popping costumes.”

Music: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, performed by Pacific Symphony
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
Set and Costume Designer: Richard Hudson
Lighting Designer: Jennifer Tipton

PRINCIPAL CASTING

Friday, December 14 at 7 p.m.
Hee Seo
Cory Stearns

Saturday, December 15 at 2 p.m.
Sarah Lane
Blaine Hoven

Saturday, December 15 at 7 p.m.
Isabella Boylston
James Whiteside

Sunday, December 16 at 12:30 p.m.
Hee Seo
Cory Stearns

Sunday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m.
Misty Copeland
Blaine Hoven

Wednesday, December 19 at 7 p.m.
Misty Copeland
Blaine Hoven

Thursday, December 20 at 7 p.m.
Christine Shevchenko
Thomas Forster

Friday, December 21 at 7 p.m.
Sarah Lane
Joseph Gorak

Saturday, December 22 at 2 p.m.
Stella Abrera
James Whiteside

Saturday, December 22 at 7 p.m.
Misty Copeland
Blaine Hoven

Sunday, December 23 at 12:30 p.m.
Hee Seo
Cory Stearns

Sunday, December 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Christine Shevchenko
Thomas Forster

Running time (approximate): 1 hour and 54 minutes

Audience Advisory: Please be aware that there will be no late seating for this performance.

Program Info