Holiday Favorite The Nutcracker from St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre
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All offers for The Nutcracker have expired.
The last date listed for The Nutcracker was Thursday December 14, 2006 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall:
- Full Price:
- $49.00 - $89.00
- Our Price:
- $23.50 - $43.50
With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the compelling true story of Eva Perón comes to vivid life through stunning showstoppers like "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying Adored." Evita follows the path of the small-town peasant girl as she uses her considerable smarts and charisma to rise from the slums of Argentina to President Juan Perón's side as first lady, becoming one of South America's most powerful women. Though she was much beloved by her people as the voice of the poor, her inevitable downfall came through her unwavering ambition and a devastating illness, making her one of history's most tragic and dramatic figures. Direct from Broadway and making its first national tour, this stunning production is directed by Tony nominee Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony winner Rob Ashford. Learn More
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- Prior to the December 12th and 13th performances, The Center will offer Sugar Plum Parties from 6:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Included with the price of admission to that performance, these include crafts and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
<p>St. Petersburg has long been associated with Russia’s revered ballet tradition. This season, its St. Petersburg Ballet Theater brings one of ballet’s most cherished traditions to The Center’s Segerstrom Hall with The Nutcracker. The ballet company, led by artistic director Yuri Petukhov, is designated a “State and Academic Ballet” by the Russian government, a distinction it shares with the Kirov and the Bolshoi. With storybook sets and costumes, St. Petersburg Ballet’s The Nutcracker promises to be a highlight of The Center’s holiday season.</p> <p>Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s tale, The Nutcracker is the story of a young girl with a rich imagination who receives a wooden nutcracker from Drosselmeyer the toymaker on Christmas Eve. After an evening of stories and presents, marauding mice threaten her Christmas dream. The dashing Nutcracker Prince rescues her and takes her to a magical land. These performances will feature the Pacific Symphony performing Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ageless score.</p> <p>St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre was founded in 1966 under the management of Professor Peter Gusev as the first theatre of ballet of its kind in Russia. Gusev, a People’s Artist of Russia, was director of the Kirov Ballet from 1940-1950 following an illustrious career as artist and balletmaster. He was succeeded at the St. Petersburg Ballet in 1969 by the prominent choreographer and balletmaster Leonid Jacobson, an Honored Artist of Russia and State Prize Laureate. In 1976 Jacobson’s friend and favorite dancer Askold Makarov, a leading soloist of the Kirov ballet and State Prize Laureate, became his successor.</p> <p>Following Makarov’s death in December 2000, the post of Artistic Director was given to choreographer Yuri Petukhov. A People’s Artist of Russia and State Prize Laureate of Russia, Petukhov completed the Perm State Choreographic Ballet School and began working at the Perm Theater in 1972. He went on to Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre . He has performed some of ballet’s most famous leading roles, including Albert in Giselle, Siegfried in Swan Lake, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and the Prince in The Nutcracker. A 1989 graduate of the Leningrad Conservatory as a balletmaster, he has staged ballets throughout the world including Don Quixote, White Knight, Carmen, Cinderella, The Nutcracker and many others. Yuri Petukhov has received first prize for best choreography and three first prizes as a balletmaster from international competitions. </p> <p>Every dancer in the company has received the finest ballet training in the world; many are drawn from the revered Vaganova Ballet Academy, which has produced some of the world’s greatest ballet artists. The company demonstrates the rare combination of technical excellence and nobility of style, with the high traditions of Russian Ballet passed on to a younger generation of artists, both Russian and foreign. The ballet artists demonstrate their skill at international ballet competitions. The repertoire of the company consists of both classical and modern ballet performances, performed at home and on regular national and international tours.</p>