The Mother of All Nuts
It's reminiscent of David and Goliath: One of the world's great ballet companies, the Kirov, arrives with its orchestra and an all-stops-out production of The Nutcracker in direct competition with a swarm of lesser-funded local productions The Nutcracker performances pay for what ballet companies do the rest of the year. So there is something counterintuitive in recommending that L.A. audiences buy tickets to see touring productions of The Nutcracker Wed., Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 18, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 20, 2 & 7:30 p.m., 2008
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