Mark Morris' The Hard Nut: The Nutcracker with a Twist
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The last date listed for The Hard Nut was Saturday December 19, 2009 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall:
- Full Price:
- $30.00 - $65.00
- Our Price:
- $15.00 - $32.50
For over 250 years, Handel's Messiah has stood as one of the most beloved works in classical music history. This year, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra honors the joyous holiday season with a performance of this monumental celebration of faith and the human experience. The orchestra will be conducted by Nicholas McGegan, who has beautifully interpreted Handel's Messiah for over 20 years. They'll be joined onstage by the Philharmonia Chorale and distinguished guest soloists, who color Handel's various movements with rich tones and passionate intensity. Experience the true meaning of the season at this uplifting concert as you thrill to the blazing trumpets, thundering timpani and a chorus of heavenly voices. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Robert
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Absolutely brilliant. This show is much more comedy than dance. If you have a good (Bay Area) sense of humor and don't mind poking fun at the traditional Nutcracker you will love this performance.
The beloved Bay Area tradition continues as Mark Morris's immortal The Hard Nut -- a glorious and heartfelt reimagining of the Nutcracker tale -- returns to its favorite holiday home! "Seriously entertaining, gorgeously danced, and improbably touching" (San Francisco Chronicle), this holiday classic is depicted with tremendous humor and wit by way of fantastic costumes and comic-book sets based on the drawings of artist Charles Burns. Morris's unique interpretation faithfully celebrates Tchaikovsky's complete original musical score. But what distinguishes The Hard Nut is the tenderness behind Morris's dazzling wit, the brilliance of the dancing itself, and scenes of deeply felt emotion.
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