Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!
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The last date listed for Nutcracker! was Sunday December 12, 2004 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall:
- Full Price:
- $39.00 - $79.00
- Our Price:
- $20.00 - $40.00
Lead by musical director, nine-time Grammy winner and trumpet player Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington on this return visit to Southern California. The 15-piece ensemble features some of the foremost authorities on jazz as well as acclaimed soloists and ensemble players. Known for their technical prowess and authentic performances, you'll experience songs by Basie and Ellington like you never have before. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is one of the most acclaimed ensembles playing today, with a relentless touring schedule that takes them around the world. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Quotes & Highlights
- "Brilliant designs and musical numbers. Magic! A great family show." <em>The Evening Standard</em>
- "A dazzling extravaganza." <em>Sunday Telegraph</em>
- "The most enjoyable and clever staging imaginable." <em>The Times (London)</em>
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.