The Wiltern | Los Angeles, California
EVENT RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2023. Originally Friday 15th December 2023. All original tickets are still valid!
A magical Christmas is coming your way this December 17 at The Wiltern, as the holiday season staple will come to visit Los Angeles, California. The highly-anticipated "Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet" will enchant audiences once again this holiday season. The classic story of the young girl Clara who embarked on an incredible Christmas Eve journey, will be presented by some of the top gifted artists in the world. Principal artists from Ukraine, Japan, Turkey, and beyond will bring life to Hoffman's beloved classic and Tchaikovsky's timeless score through breathtaking choreography and exquisite costumes. This is one of those shows you need to see at least once in your lifetime. So be sure to take advantage of this chance to see the esteemed world-class production showcase the beauty of ballet in the most exquisite way this December 17 at The Wiltern! Tickets are now on sale, and you can get yours here by hitting the "Get Tickets" link. See you there.
Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet is a touring theater caravan that portrays the two-century-old play by E.T.A Hoffman, one of the most beloved holiday traditions, with intricate choreography and music by Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa. The prestigious ballet company partners with local dance studios and young talent to perform on-stage alongside award-winning professional international artists. The company stops in more than 50 cities annually across the country, especially during holiday seasons, to entertain and mesmerize holiday goers of the month.
The exceptional Talmi Entertainment is responsible for the oldest theater production, one for inspirational stories of humble beginnings and international acclaim. In 1989, the annual "International Glasnost Festivals" came together to create a talented ensemble of ballet performers, internationally acclaimed and extraordinary in prowess, into one mesmerizing production. The Principal world-class artists of the company bring this theme to life, including gold-medalist Batur Buklu and Ukrainian ballet pride Karyna Shatkovskaya and Olena Pecheniuk. One can expect no less from the talents from over 11 ballet capitals of the world, including Ukraine, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and more. A Juilliard-trained choreographer and accomplished dancer, Mary Margaret Giannone headed the success of Nutcracker's quality of work that it has achieved to this day. Subsequent productions include Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in 1940 and The New York City Ballet with George Balanchine's reworked staging in 1954.
By 1993, Talmi Entertainment's Nutcracker tours became an annual tradition in North America. The production took to an international dimension, consistently delivering record-breaking seasons — thrilling audiences from New York City to Los Angeles and Puerto Rico to Calgary. This phenomenon combines the highest caliber ballet with historic international theatrical traditions, jaw-dropping acrobatics, larger-than-life puppets, and stunning hand-crafted sets and costumes.
It's another year to get your holiday hats on and get a chance to witness the gang back together again, like the fan-favorite iconic characters of Sugar Plum Fairy, The Snow Queen, and more! They'll be at The Wiltern this December 17, just a week before Christmas, to get that holiday spirit going! Indulge yourself in the Tchaikovsky classic and bring the child-like wonder back for an adventure of a lifetime on the happiest season of the year! Bring your friends and family and get those tickets now!