THE NUTCRACKER SWINGS set in 1945 Los Angeles during WWII. Mrs. Shook has the annual holiday party but this year will be like no other her son Jim will be returning from the war. With lots of family & friends as well as the children from Los Angeles Orphanage to celebrate his return . Auntie Taubes will bring her magical bag of tricks to entertain the guest and she will introduce Maria to Jim.
Auntie Taubes brought Maria to Mrs. Shook from the Orphanage because she was to old to stay at the orphanage and to young to be out on her own. Jim presents Maria with a magical Nutcracker and thats how our romance begins. Jim whisk’s Maria away to the land of the Sweets at the Coconut Grove as they take in the beautiful dancers from Arabia (Konafa) Japan (Wagashi) Mexico (Flan) France (Macarons) Germany ( Bon Bon’s) and the Waltz of the Flowers. Danced to the beautiful score of Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington.
The Nutcracker Swings pay’s tribute to our beautiful city at a time of wonderful style and elegance. Presented at The Ebell Theater just adds the to the time frame in which our ballet is set in, a grand and historical venue that makes you feel like old Hollywood.
We look forward to seeing this year dress in your favorite vintage style and receive a free gift on opening night