Westside Ballet of Santa Monica Kicks off the 2016 Holiday Season with The Nutcracker!
The longest running Nutcracker in
Los Angeles returns to The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica Performing Arts Center accompanied by the Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra.
Santa Monica (November 3,
2016) – Westside Ballet of Santa Monica's exquisite pro-duction of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, now in its 43rd year, returns to The Broad Stage for nine
performances, from November 26 through December 4, 2016. For the past three years all performances of this enchanting holiday tradition have sold out in
A visually stunning production by and for the community it serves, Westside Ballet of Santa Monica's The Nutcracker features young dancers from the affiliated
Westside School of Ballet, performing alongside acclaimed adult professional guest artists. En-dearing children's roles include party children, mice, and soldiers.
The 2016 production also welcomes several new young male cast members from Westside School of Ballet's Boys Division.
"Each year the students aspire to new roles,"
says Martine Harley, WSB's artistic direc-tor. "As they grow up in the school. and improve as dancers, new faces grace the roles and keep the production fresh."
Performance dates and times: Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. Nov. 27 at 1 p.m Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at 5
p.m. Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. Dec. 4 at 5 p.m.