This season the Lake Area Ballet Theatre proudly brings back the classic holiday production, The Nutcracker. This performance was first staged in Lake Charles in 1963 by Lake Charles Ballet Society (LCBS) under the direction of Mrs. Ida Winter Clarke. This year our performance will highlight returning guest artist, Ramon Gaitan, and will introduce an exciting new character!
Whether you are seeing it again or for the first time, "The Nutcracker" will capture your imagination and transport you to a magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing snow flakes. Follow Clara as she embarks on her journey filled with colorful characters, breathtaking costumes and majestic scenery. From this all local cast of captivating dancers, this enchanting classical ballet - set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky - continues to enthrall audiences of all ages. Create an annual tradition with family and friends at one of the Lake Area's most beloved holiday events and make memories to cherish for years to come!