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Barbara Frey
Just be prepared to enjoy the interaction with the audience and actors. Really a special time for all.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical info Dec 13 2014 star this tip starred
Arts lover in OC
Lots of places nearby Segerstrom Center to eat, from pricey to moderate. We ate at Thasos, a moderately priced Greek restaurant, in the Bed, Bath and Beyond shopping center diagonal to Segerstrom Center. Pretty good food, and can leave your car there to save $10 parking fee. Also Japanese, Indian, Cuban or specialty Hamburger restaurants in the same center.
Pippin dining Nov 14 2014 star this tip starred
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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.