Reviews – December 2012


The Long Beach Ballet intends to astound audiences this December with multiple performances of The Nutcracker at the Long Beach Terrace Theater on December 15th & 16th, and December 22nd & December 23rd.
The 30th Anniversary production will be accompanied by a full symphony orchestra –the ONLY Nutcracker in Southern California with live music– will explode with special guest performances, and features additional surprise treats the entire family will love.
This production boasts a flying sleigh, a real live horse, on-stage pyrotechnics, astounding stage magic, and a cast of over 200.



Big Machine Records

The Special Olympics will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its “A Very Special Christmas” album series with the release of two albums, celebrating the acclaimed series of holiday music which has raised more than $100 million for Special Olympics. A Very Special Christmas brings Peace on Earth.

The talent lineup is stellar and the music is great. No wonder, as Timothy Shriver Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics  said, the albums have become the largest single source of funding for the Special Olympics and its athletes.   


Human Planet

Human Planet is an 8-part British television documentary series. It is produced by the BBC with co-production from Discovery and BBC Worldwide. It describes the human species and its relationship with the natural world by showing the remarkable ways humans have adapted to life in every environment on Earth.
The production spent three years shooting over 70 stories in some of the most remote locations on Earth spanning about 40 countries. Each episode of the series focuses on a different human-inhabited environment, including deserts, jungles, the Arctic, grasslands, rivers, mountains, oceans, and the urban landscape.

Human Planet was nominated for 7 BAFTA Television Craft awards, the most for any programme in 2011, and it won 2 of them.

The Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

¡El Polo Norte tiene una nueva camada de traviesos cachorros! Sin embargo, cuando los juguetones cuatro – Hope, Jingle, Charity y Noble – casi destruyen el taller de Santa con sus traviesos retozos, se dan cuenta de que el mejor modo de probar que son suficientemente responsables para llegar a ser Ayudantes de Santa es mostrar lo bien que pueden difundir el espíritu navideño ellos solitos. Con la ayuda de un cristal mágico, comienzan a cumplir los deseos de todo el mundo. Pero sus buenas intenciones fracasan cuando un niño triste pide ¡que la Navidad desaparezca para siempre! Con este deseo cumplido de forma impulsiva, y el alegre espíritu desapareciendo rápidamente del planeta, la señora Claus y los cachorros tendrán que encontrar una forma de invertir el hechizo – ¡o arriesgarse a perder la Navidad para siempre!