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The Nutcracker

LAB's The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition in Los Angeles, perfect for celebrating the season with family and friends. Set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, this production stays true to the traditions of the storybook tale. This production is set in 1912 Los Angeles there are hints and tastes of Southern California - a Spanish style home, calla lilies, bougainvillea, the snowy forests of the Sierras, the archways of Venice Beach, and a moonlit view of the Pacific Ocean. The Nutcracker appears in theaters throughout LA County, including Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Royce Hall at UCLA, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and the newly added Pasadena Civic Auditorium


Choreography by Christensen/Neary, Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Program length: 120 minutes and 1 intermission

Perfomance Schedule

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Saturday, December 2 – 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 3 – 2 p.m.

Redondo Beach PAC

Dolby Theatre

Los Angeles Ballet Orchestra

Royce Hall,  UCLA

New! Pasadena Civic Auditorium

Friday, December 8 – 8 p.m.
Friday, December 15 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 9 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 24 – 2 p.m.
Thursday, December 21 - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 22 - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Decmber 22 - 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 9 – 12 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 17 – 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 23 – 2 p.m.,
Saturday, December 23 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 26 – 2 p.m.

"...The Nutcracker...distinctive, inspired!..."

Los Angeles Times

"...Breathtaking effortless lifts..."

Los Angeles Daily News

Photos by Cheryl Mann Photography

2023/2024 Season  > The Nutcracker

DECEMBER 1-26, 2023


Experience Tchaikovsky's spectacular score LIVE exclusively at Dolby Theatre during The Nutcracker December 21-26, 2023. Add The Nutcracker at Dolby Theatre to any subscription.

LAB Orchestra at Dolby Theatre


This season includes exciting works by master choreographers Justin Peck, Hans van Manen, Yuri Possokhov and George Balanchine, and another world premiere by LAB Artistic Director, Melissa Barak. Plus,  LA's holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Subscriptions and Single Tickets on Sale Now!

2023/2024 Season


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