City Ballet of Los Angeles Presents "The Nutcracker Swings" - A twist on the holiday favorite set in 1942 Los Angeles during
The Nutcracker Swings is CBLA's tribute to the classic tale of the Nutcracker. Set in 1942 in Hancock Park and the iconic Cocoanut Grove during WWII, the audience will be
swept away to another world while dancers swing to the sounds of Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington. In this version of the classic family ballet, Maria, the heroine falls for the leading
man, Jim, a WWII hero who gives Maria the Nutcracker doll which kicks off a whirlwind journey of Christmas Wonder.