It’s not much of a confession, but, yes…I love The Nutcracker. 17 years of season tickets to New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, not to mention growing up with the Boston Ballet and witnessing, promoting and occasionally spending time in rehearsal space back East, with a mutlitude of versions, from numerous companies local or visiting, what can I say. I’ll always be enthralled with this timeless classic. This year, yet another local company has come on Gia’s radar.
The Malibu Civic Ballet and Performing Arts Society will be staging their 22nd annual local production next weekend on December 13TH, 14TH AND 15TH.
Billed as Malibu’s only local production, they tout themselves as the ONLY area Nutcracker that is cast with Malibu’s own young dancers and supports the local arts community.
Directed by Diane Linder, Artistic Director, whose performance career includes many years as a principal dancer with the Gene Marinaccio American Concert Ballet Company. Ms. Linder has also served as the artistic director of her own studio for 16 years. She joined the faculty at Pepperdine University and directed their dance department and has choreographed the premiere of an original ballet, “Elizabeth and The Lieutenant”, as well as “The Nutcracker” for the Malibu Civic Ballet.
In addition to Malibu’s home-‐grown cast of dancers, The NUTCRACKER features guest Principal Dancer (formerly of the National Cuban Ballet) Raydel Caceres and guest Prima Ballerina Alihaydee Carreno.
Four Performances Only!
Friday, December 13th, 7:30PM
Saturday December 14th, 2:00PM and 7:30PM
Sunday, December 15th, 2:00PMThe Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University 24255 PCH Malibu, CA 90265
$$$ and MORE: $35 Orchestra Center and Orchestra Pit; $25 Orchestra Left and Right; $20 for Youth 17 and under; $10 for Malibu High School and Pepperdine students with ID
For tickets please call 310.506 4522. Smothers Theatre box office is open noon to 5 Monday-‐Friday and for two hours before every scheduled performance. Tickets can be bought in person, over the phone, or online through Ticketmaster (surcharge applies).