December 7-17: An irresistible Southern California tradition returns as American Ballet Theatre and Segerstrom Center for the Arts present Alexei Ratmansky’s sumptuous production of The Nutcracker. A cast of more than 100 performers will take you on a dreamlike adventure, amid colorful, larger-than-life scenery, dancing toy soldiers, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes, and a glittering Christmas tree! Audiences will be thrilled by ABT’s most celebrated dancers and delighted by sets and costumes by Tony-winning designer Richard Hudson as the ballet unfolds to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. Wednesday-Sunday. Wednesday-Friday, 7 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays, 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
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