Back from last year’s virtual pivot, the Los Angeles Ballet returns to its around-the-city circuit of The Nutcracker. A prerecorded Tchaikovsky score accompanies dancers at Glendale’s Alex Theatre, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, and UCLA’s Royce Hall starting December 4. Or catch a performance with live music from the Los Angeles Ballet Orchestra during four performances at the Dolby Theatre, December 23–26. losangelesballet.org —Jennifer Ashton Ryan
Additional Nutcracker performances around the city:
Long Beach Ballet at the Terrace Theater
Full orchestra, special effects, family oriented.
Westside Ballet at the Broad Stage
November 27–28, December 4–5
Accompanied by the Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra.
Red Chair Children’s Production Company at the Alex Theatre
A shorter, family-friendly performance put on by a cast of children ages 7 to 18.