The El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood will be hosting a number of special events around the release of the upcoming film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.”
You can be among the first to see the new movie by attending a special opening night event at 7 p.m. on November 1, the day before the official release. That evening the Los Angeles Ballet, headed by artistic directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary, will perform a short excerpt from the company’s production of “The Nutcracker.” Tickets to the opening night event are $45 each and include a reserved seat, popcorn, a 20-oz. bottled drink, Fairy Floss, tote bag, and an exclusive poster.
The El Capitan will then present a special engagement of “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” shown in Dolby VisionTM Laser Projection & Dolby Atmos® Sound Technology, from November 2 to 18.
During this run, visitors will be able to see an exhibit featuring costumes from the production on display in the lower lounge of the El Capitan.
In addition, they’ll have the opportunity to take photos with a life-sized music box that sits on the stage, as the El Capitan’s Music Maestro spins tunes themed to each of the Four Realms. When the lights go down for the film’s start, the music box will come to life.
The El Capitan Theatre will also welcome 18 area dance companies and schools on selected dates to perform short interpretations of “The Nutcracker” prior to the movie. The dance styles will range from ballet, modern dance, jazz, and hip-hop to samba and even Bollywood.
At the 7:30 p.m. screening on November 2, the Debbie Allen Dance Academy will perform a short excerpt from Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.
The dance company performance calendar for the remaining dates:
Saturday, November 3rd – 10:00AM – PASADENA DANCE THEATRE
Saturday, November 3rd – 1:10PM – PROTÉGÉ PERFORMING ARTS
Saturday, November 3rd – 4:20PM – RAGE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
Sunday, November 4th – 10:00AM – LA BALLET ACADEMY
Sunday, November 4th – 1:10PM – CALABASAS DANCE ACADEMY
Saturday, November 10th – 1:10PM – EMPOWERMENT MOVEMENT DANCE COMPANY
Sunday, November 11th – 10:00AM – LA DANCE ENSEMBLE
Sunday, November 11th – 1:10PM – GOTTA DANCE
Monday, November 12th – 10:00AM – USC CHAMBER BALLET COMPANY
Monday, November 12th – 1:10PM – SAMBA SOUL
Saturday, November 17th – 10:00AM – GRANDEZA MEXICANA DANCE ACADEMY
Saturday, November 17th – 1:10PM – CENTER STAGE DANCE COMPANY
Saturday, November 17th – 4:20PM – DEGAS DANCE STUDIO
Sunday, November 18th – 10:00AM – REVOLUTION DANCE CENTER
Sunday, November 18th – 1:10PM – L.Y.T.E. DANCE ACADEMY
Sunday, November 18th – 4:20PM – MISS MELODEES STUDIOS
Tickets are now on sale at www.elcapitantickets.com, by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 and at The El Capitan Theatre box office. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110.