Westside Ballet of Santa Monica is proud to present the return of their annual holiday classic, The Nutcracker, Dec 7-9 at the Wadsworth Theatre in Brentwood.
Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s Nutcracker and the King of Mice, Westside’s Nutcracker is the traditional, full-length ballet, set to Tchaikovsky’s majestic score, with exuberant choreography and lavish costumes.
As featured in the 2011 Los Angeles Times, the artistic direction closely follows that of George Balanchine’s original version, passed on by the late and legendary Yvonne Mounsey, who created the Nutcracker role of Center Spanish during the peak of her career as principal dancer with New York City Ballet.
The 2012 Nutcracker will also feature guest artists Joy Womack (Bolshoi Ballet) and Erin Rivera-Brennand as the glittering Sugar Plum Fairy. Ms. Womack began her training under Yvonne Mounseys direction at Westside School of Ballet, and recently became the first American female to be invited into the renowned Bolshoi Ballet Company. Erin Rivera-Brennand has been soloist and principal dancer with Los Angeles Ballet and Texas Ballet Theater.
The Nutcracker will be performed one weekend only, Dec 7-9 at the Wadsworth
Theatre, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Brentwood (Los Angeles), CA 90073. Show times are Dec 7
at 7:30 pm, Dec 8 at 1 pm and 5 pm, and Dec 9 at 1 pm and 5 pm.
All tickets are $30 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, search for Wadsworth Theatre Nutcracker, or at the Wadsworth Box Office one hour prior to show time.
Sugar Plum artist dates are as follows:
Joy Womack will perform on Dec 7 at 7:30 pm, Dec 8 at 5:00 pm and Dec. 9 at 1:00 pm.
Erin Rivera-Brennand will perform on Dec 8 at 1:00 pm and Dec 9 at 5:00 pm.
For more information visit www.westsideballet.com