Debbie Allen's The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker which ran from Dec. 9-11 at UCLA's Royce Hall won the Nutty -- as Goldstar, the online discount ticket site, dubs its annual National Nutcracker Award. The award was determined by the average ratings given by dance-goers who bought tickets through Goldstar to the various productions of "The Nutcracker" that were available on the site.
With 2,418 ratings submitted for all the "Nutcrackers," Allen's creation topped the bunch with an average score of 4.9 out of 5, said Goldstar's spokeswoman, Patch Canada. And the competition wasn't a bunch of pushovers.
L to R. Jaleel White, Debbie Allen, Raven-Symone and Carlo Imperato