The Nutcracker in its Seventh Season at Five Venues
November 1, 2012
Los Angeles Ballet Takes The Nutcraker to Five Venus to Launch its Seventh Season
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles Ballet [LAB] Artistic Directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary will tour its acclaimed rendition of the beloved classic The Nutcracker to five venues for the very first time. Each weekend in December will feature evening and matinee performances at a different location, including the Alex Theatre, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Royce Hall (UCLA), Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach and Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge.
“Seven years ago, The Nutcracker served as LAB’s introduction to the City of Los Angeles, and as the years have gone by it continues to produce new fans of all ages to the world of ballet,” said Christensen. “With this ambitious expansion to five venues, LAB will have the opportunity to reach new audiences and give them a chance to participate in what has become a holiday tradition.” Added Neary, “The Nutcracker is such a great showcase for our principal dancers Allynne Noelle and Allyssa Bross.”
An original production choreographed by Christensen and Neary set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s illustrious score, The Nutcracker will see principal dancers Allynne Noelle and Allyssa Bross reprise their role as Marie at alternating performances, as well as principal dancers Christopher Revels and Kenta Shimizu as The Prince. Featuring sets with Los Angeles flair by LA designer Catherine Kanner and costumes originally designed by Mikael Melbye, The Nutcracker has become a staple for the city of Los Angeles, and LAB is excited to be able to bring this endearing ballet to broader audiences and new venues.
LAB Public Relations