LONG BEACH BALLET concluded its season of the Nutcracker in Pasadena,California. They are the only regional company in the Los Angeles area using an orchestra for all its performances. Choreography by Artistic Director David Wilcox and Terri Lewis.
LA Ballet dances its set-in-Los Angeles story in a performance at the Alex Theatre. With excellent costumes but an often lusterless presentation, this version never really fully enchants and foregoes live music altogether. Choreography by C. Neary.