For many, going to see the Nutcracker Ballet every December is a Christmas tradition. Although your plans for that may have been upset with Covid, you can now start a whole new tradition with the Immersive Nutcracker. Making its debut in 4 different cities across Los Angeles county, this experience just may satiate that Nutcracker craving and then some.
Book your tickets simply and conveniently through the Fever app, and present them at the door. Since this is an indoor event, masks are required but you may remove them when taking photos.
The lobby is beautifully decorated with a Christmas tree and presents, and a couple moving photos framed on the wall. A large green screen area with props abound if you’d like to capture a memento of this experience. They also have a small shop where you can purchase all sorts of holiday knick-knacks, especially a nutcracker to take home with you.
Two life-size nutcrackers frame the entryway to the start of your experience. Here, there’s a storyteller who immediately takes you into the world of the Nutcracker, and the brilliant music from Tchaikovsky surrounds you with colorful video on the walls. Music sheets and instruments hang above you. The music is what brings this place to life.
The VR experience in the next room is inarguably the most impressive feature of this whole experience. The makers behind this VR world did an amazing job reimagining the original story and marrying it to the brilliance of the classic soundtrack. While the animation is inviting and sparks curiosity, the direction of the piece is transformative, especially its use of transitions between each location. Truly, it’s a 360-degree piece of eye candy everywhere you look, with a steampunk theme to top it off.
The next couple rooms contain projected displays in different styles. One room harbors some inflatable balls with confetti inside, providing an opportunity to take fun photos with the charming scene around you. The following room features another varied style of animation on the walls. But the storyteller from the first room is back along with a spunky ballerina. Could this be Clara? If you’re so lucky she will take photos with you too. Though minimal still, other props and furniture make up the space, like a Christmas tree, some presents, even a nutcracker, with which you can interact.
Overall, I’d highly recommend the Immersive Nutcracker for the VR experience alone. And who doesn’t love hearing Tchaikovsky’s classic this time of year?
Tickets for this event are $30 for children and $35 for adults! Pick up your tickets Here!