American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker
Venue: Segerstrom Hall
Tickets start at $29.00
“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
Friday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Joo Won Ahn*
Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 15 at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 15 at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Joo Won Ahn*
Saturday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 22 at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Artists and program are subject to change
*Indicates first time in role
Running time (approximate):
1 hour and 54 minutes
Please note that there is no late seating for this performance.