David Gonzalez' The Frog Bride - A Hip, New Fairy Tale
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The last date listed for David Gonzalez' The Frog Bride was Saturday February 24, 2007 / 7:00pm.
Currently at Irvine Barclay Theatre:
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- $22.50 - $35.00
An annual holiday tradition at the Barclay Theatre, the Festival Ballet presents its full-length production of The Nutcracker. Set to the cherished Tchaikovsky score, the ballet tells the timeless coming-of-age story of Clara, a young girl who receives a wooden nutcracker soldier as a Christmas gift. That night she dreams that her nutcracker comes to life and battles the ferocious Mouse King. As he and Clara defeat the wicked beast together, the nutcracker transforms into a handsome prince, who takes Clara on a grand adventure to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets. This full-length, traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre's Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla, and features a cast of professional dancers and more than 100 Southern California children. There will also be special guest performers to be announced later. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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Perhaps I didn't read the advertisement correctly but we were under the impression that this was a full production play. A one-person storyteller did not fit the bill. My rating is only for the disappointment; otherwise (to be fair), the David Gonzalez' performance is a four star performance for people who know ahead of time what to expect.
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I single narrator presents the story from beginning to end while accompanying pianist and violinist play in the background or intermittently. No choreographed dancers or performers of other sorts, which is what I expected, but was not informed of...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“Mr. Gonzalez works his magic…absorbing, funny and suspenseful. The Frog Bride is enchanting.” —New York Times
A hip new family-friendly adaptation of the classic Russian fairy tale, The Frog Bride is beautifully told to the music of Prokofiev and original jazz/rock compositions in a setting of bold video images derived from Kandinsky. David Gonzalez tells this tale of a dreamy (and prideful) young man’s journey into manhood – told with a comic spark that swells to the outrageous._
The Frog Bride _made its New York debut this past spring to glowing reviews and wildly enthusiastic audiences. The sold-out show was further recognized with a Drama Desk nomination for “Unique Theatrical Experience,” an honor rarely given to family entertainment. A magical, enchanting hour of storytelling, this is a delightful way to introduce a young child to the joy of theatre – and a charming way for an adult to pass an hour, too.
Recommended for ages 6 and up.