A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker: Holiday Ballet Goes Burlesque
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The last date listed for A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker was Sunday December 30, 2012 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Stone Cottage Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $18.00 - $23.00
- Our Price:
- $9.00 - $16.00
The ballet goes burlesque! Written by Mark-Brian Sonna, A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker finds the ladies of a local book club in dire need of cash. To that end, the club decides to stage Tchaikovsky's famous ballet as a fundraiser. But thanks to a disastrous piña colada casserole at a pre-show party, the hired cast of ballet dancers falls ill and the ladies are forced to re-cast the show with members of a stranded burlesque troupe that happens to be stuck in town. The ensuing performance by the Velvet Kittens might not feature any nudity, but it does contain a festive string of sexual puns, adult language and bump-and-grind dance numbers. The production is recommended for mature audiences in the mood for a seasonal send-up. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
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While I expected the baudy language and subject matter, I didn't expect it to be 'in your face'. I can only review the first Act because we left at intermission and did not return. There were numerous instructions as to how tips were to be 'offered' to the Velvet Kittens. As a result I got the feeling it was expected tips would be given by the audience. Not sure what actually happened in our performance since we left early.
Quotes & Highlights
- "The show is filled with lots of energy and good hearted foolishness and the actors and the majority of the audience really seems to be enjoying themselves ... The show is a light-weight piece of want-to-be-filthy fluff that fortunately doesn’t take itself too seriously. It exists for fun and seasonal laughs and delivers what it sets out to." --Pegasus News
About the Ticket Supplier: MBS Productions
MBS Productions specializes in "new theater." In essence, every play or musical they do is a world premier. They are the only theatrical production company in North Texas that specializes exclusively in producing previously unseen works for the stage. They deem their audience to be the most adventurous, sophisticated, and eager, for they know that they'll get to experience these new works.
MBS Productions was founded in 2004 by Mark-Brian Sonna when he produced the show, "Theatre of Death," which was presented at the Teatro Dallas space for the Halloween season. The show consisted of six short plays dating from the middle ages through the present day, all dealing with death. Two of the plays were world premiers, three were new translations, and one was an adaptation of an existing work. This set the tone for what was to come. In 2005, they did a second show of "Theatre of Death" to kick off a 3-show season that carried them through the summer of 2006. In their 2006/2007 season, they presented five plays. They currently produce six shows a year, as well as assist and serve as consultants to other theater companies in developing and producing new and existing plays for their audiences.