Sleeping beauty 110813 v3

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Ahmanson Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

143 ratings
4.5 average rating
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21 events
17 reviews
9 stars
attended Nov 24 2013

Wow! Bourne is truly a visionary. Made me sad to have missed his Swan Lake. His interpretation was far better than ABT's a couple of years ago.

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26 events
16 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 23 2013

Great theatrical dance show. He carries the main themes of the original ballet but with a twist and a lot of humour. Wonderful costumes, sets and lighting. His dancers are beautiful.

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26 events
15 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 26 2013

Bourne is perhaps the most accessible ballet choreographer in the world, knows how to get the most out of the music and has a terrific flair for storytelling. Perhaps not his very best work (Play Without Words is his moment of true genius) but...continued

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38 events
15 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 29 2013

Wonderful time. Matthew Bourne is a creative genius.

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129 events
14 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 27 2013

The first part (acts I and II) are superb. The second (acts II and IV including the ending) lack somewhat in taste, intensity, and expression but overall a delightful experience. Ms. Shaw is (Aurora) is superb. Go!

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27 events
14 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 21 2013

What a fantastic production. I've watched 100's of dance concerts-and rarely like ballet. Matthew Bourne is flagrant genius! Every role is unexpected. The sets and costumes take us into the realm of fantasy grounded in all kinds of unexpected...continued

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Bonnie P.
49 events
13 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 23 2013

Loved it. Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty is phenomenal. I wanted to see it again the next night.

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13 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 23 2013

Wonderful... Seats were really good, too. The production made it much easier to follow than a traditional ballet thanks to some set pieces, more costumes (not a tutu in sight!) and projections. Some humor and wonderful costuming. It was more...continued

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27 events
11 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 26 2013

An exciting production. The seats were decent, first balcony. Easiest to park under the Music Center. I think it was $9.

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29 events
11 reviews
9 stars
attended Nov 23 2013

It is not a "ballet." That is misleading. It is a nice contemporary/modern dance production. Nice costumes. Very similar to "so you think you can dance" style of dance.

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11 reviews
13 stars
attended Nov 29 2013

The was the most beautiful spectacle I have seen (in a not over the top special effects complete with yada yada yada etc kind of way). The sets were beautiful, the costumes were beautiful, the dancing was beautiful. I loved how the dancers were...continued

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27 events
10 reviews
11 stars
attended Nov 21 2013

Hi,
I would have prefer a closer seat to the stage and shorter distance to the restroom. As a handicap, it is hard to be placed far from the restrooms, especially when the intermission time given is very short!!
I think the Box office should make...continued

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22 events
10 reviews
9 stars
attended Nov 22 2013

Matthew Bourne never disappoints. From the choreographer, staging and costumes - it was a wonderful sensory experience.

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barbara
24 events
10 reviews
9 stars
attended Nov 29 2013

Unlike the traditional Matthew Bourne's production, clever, fresh, unique, humorous and full of twists; Sleeping Beauty unfortunately fell a bit flat for me. Granted I understand that it's an homage to the traditional ballet, don't get me wrong,...continued

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10 reviews
10 stars
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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 29 2013

What a wonderful version, unpredictable, suspenseful, with a sense of humor where needed. The costumes, sets and lighting were amazing, we all enjoyed this production and left happily with the beautiful visions we had just seen leaping through...continued

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14 events
9 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 21 2013

Beautiful reimagining of my favorite fairy tale. Go see it!

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72 events
9 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 26 2013

This was a Beautiful, fabulous show! If I had been any closer, the music would have deafened me but had I been closer I would have been able to see the magnificent sets, costumes, make up and dancers better!

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17 events
9 reviews
17 stars
attended Nov 24 2013

Wow! This is fantastic theater. I've seen all of Mathew Bourne's productions and this one is over the top! It was spell binding. Don't miss it.

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13 events
8 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 29 2013

It was marvelous. I have been a Matthew Bourne fan for years, seen 5 of his shows and enjoyed every one. His work is so creative. The dancers are so very talented - the costumes and sets wonderful.

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