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590 Star Starred
Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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Take BART to Downtown BART Station & short walk to Zellerbach Hall.
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94 ratings
4.4 average rating
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9 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 12 2009

I like how Mark Morris took an imaginative approach to the Nutcracker, since I'm pretty bored with the standard interpretation. I've seen his dance company a few times, and my main takeaway is that there just wasn't a lot of dance in this...continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 11 2009

Wonderful, imaginative, wildly funny production from one of the finest choreographers working today. Morris has so much love and respect for the classical structure of ballet, and it shows in everything he does. At the same time, he has no qualms...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 12 2009

The Berkeley Symphony was fantastic, and completely stole the show. It was pretty extraordinary to watch the Nutcracker dance with Drosselmeier, as you hardly ever see two male ballet dancers lift and turn each other. But the plot was strange, the...continued

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Description

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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Cal Performances

Cal Performances offers audiences the most comprehensive range of high quality, live performances by the world’s greatest artists, both established and emerging. Located on the UC Berkeley campus, this prestigious performing arts presenter invites audiences to enjoy the entertaining and engaging experience of the performing arts from all disciplines and cultures in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.