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The Nutcracker Swings
December 21, 2012 @ 12:00 AM - December 22, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
City Ballet of Los Angeles gives the holiday staple an L.A. twist, which is only fitting. The setting is Hancock Park during World War II, when the Prince returns home on Christmas Eve and presents a nutcracker doll to Maria, leading to a round-the-world adventure. Much of the story, of course, is familiar, including the original score by Tchaikovsky. But this interpretation also interweaves Duke Ellington’s jazzy Nutcracker Suite. More information.