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Viajara
We ate a cross the street at Claim Jumpers and it was an easy walk to the theater from there. Dress ranged from casual to dressy.
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Lovely meal at T'jevs? Mexican fusion across street. Also pre-order your drinks, saved us time during intermission! Just remember which bar, you order from.
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60 ratings
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Website

http://www.ocpac.org/onstage/Event.asp?EventID=457&EventCategoryID=2

Quotes & Highlights

“Brilliant designs and musical numbers. Magic! A great family show.” The Evening Standard
“A dazzling extravaganza.” Sunday Telegraph
“The most enjoyable and clever staging imaginable.” The Times (London)

Description

From a hilariously bleak Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Dickensian orphanage, through a shimmering ice-skating wonderland, to the scrumptious candy folk of Sweetieland, Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! takes its protagonist, Clara, on a journey that borrows elements from a variety of sources including Oliver Twist, the Ice Capades and the kaleidoscopic fantasy of Busby Berkeley musicals.

Matthew Bourne, who recently launched the company New Adventures, has achieved worldwide artistic and critical success for his innovative new versions of classic ballets including Swan Lake, Cinderella and The Car Man (loosely based on the opera Carmen). Bourne is also known for his musical theatre work as the choreographer of the revivals of Oliver! and My Fair Lady. He is currently working on a musical version of Mary Poppins in London.

Nutcracker!

includes designs by Olivier Award winner Anthony Ward, who also designed Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the London Palladium along with Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.