Starting December 16, enjoy a re-envisioned holiday classic! The Nutcracker Ballet will be at the Long Beach Terrace Theater to dazzle and entertain audiences. This popular production is a Southern California favorite. The Nutcracker is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffmann and is the story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King.