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when: Dec 7, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017 at Various times
where: South Bay, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach, Ca
ages: 4 & up
Debbie Allen (who to our generation will forever be Lydia Grant: “You got big dreams? You want fame? Well fame costs. And right here is where you start paying – in sweat!”) has re-imagined the classic Nutcracker ballet by giving it a new context, fresh lively characters, new music and spectacular dancing.
Here’s the story: It’s Christmas Eve and the Johnson family, friends and neighbors are having a grand party. The Christmas gifts are shared and young Kara receives a Nutcracker filled with hot chocolate – her favorite. She falls asleep and the journey begins when the Nutcracker comes alive! She follows him to many lands of wonder: Candy Cane Lane, Egypt, the Rainforest, Jazzland, Russia and the Land of the Kimono Dolls, China. The entire story is narrated by three wisecracking mice: Harvey, Schmink and Buckey. You won’t want to miss this!