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City Ballet of LA Presents The Nutcracker Swings

Friday, December 21, 2012



Friday, December 21, 2012


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


City Ballet of LA Presents The Nutcracker Swings


Wilshire Ebell Theatre
743 S. Lucerne Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA


This Holiday classic is set in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park in the 1940's during WWII. With our prince coming home on Christmas Eve and giving our Maria a beautiful Nutcracker that transforms the evening into a magical adventure which takes them into all the different lands of the world. The Nutcracker Swings uses the music original score of Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington's Jazz Nutcracker.

Artistic Director Robyn Gardenhire has been influenced by the likes of Pina Bausch and George Balanchine. Ms. Gardenhire has choreographed over a dozen ballets for CBLA as well as other Dance Companies, Film, Television and Theater. Ms. Gardenhire is a former member of Joffrey II, Cleveland Ballet, Karol Armitage, American Ballet Theater and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Project. Ms. Gardenhire is the founder of City Ballet of Los Angeles School that provides training to students that are economically and socially at a disadvantage starting at age three and up. The school and company have been awarded Durfee Foundation, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs, and California Arts Council grants and have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Pointe Magazine and Dance Magazine.

Wilshire Ebell Theatre
743 S. Lucerne Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90005

Show Times:
Friday Evening, December 21 at 8:00pm
Saturday Afternoon, December 22 at 1:00pm
Saturday Evening, December 22 at 8:00pm

Orchestra: $50.00
Mid Orchestra: $40.00
Back Orchestra $30.00
Loge & Balcony $25.00
Children 3yr. and under $10.00
VIP Tickets: Friday 12/21, Opening Night Performance - $100.00 includes pre-show cocktail reception and preferred orchestra Seat

To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit For VIP tickets, Group sales and for additional information, please call (323) 292-1932.

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