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Los Angeles Ballet Brings “The Nutcracker” to Pasadena Civic Auditorium

Published on Nov 26, 2023

Photos by Cheryl Mann Photography

The historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium is set to host “The Nutcracker” on December 1 – 3, at various times. Presented by the Los Angeles Ballet company, this event promises a captivating fusion of classical artistry and Southern California flair.

Celebrating the holiday spirit, the performance is a nod to 1912 Los Angeles, incorporating iconic elements of Southern California, from Spanish-style architecture to the picturesque landscapes of the Sierras and the allure of Venice Beach’s archways. The choreography, crafted by Christensen/Neary, is set to Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s timeless compositions.

This rendition of “The Nutcracker” is not just a show but a cherished tradition deeply woven into the fabric of Los Angeles’s festive season. Staying loyal to the essence of the beloved tale, the production delivers a local twist evoking the magic of the holidays.

With a runtime of 120 minutes with one intermission, this enchanting performance invites attendees into a world where tradition meets innovation. Los Angeles Ballet Presents The Nutcracker will be in Pasadena Civic Auditorium located at 300 E Green St, Pasadena. For performance times and more information, call 310-477-7411 or visit

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