Opera a la Carte Presents The World of Gilbert & Sullivan at Luckman Fine Arts Complex
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The last date listed for Opera a la Carte: The World of Gilbert & Sullivan was Saturday March 8, 2008 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State LA:
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- $12.00 - $17.00
Marching toy soldiers, waltzing snowflakes, mischievous mice and Tchaikovsky's unforgettable score are quintessential hallmarks of the holidays. Celebrate the season with Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre's student production of The Nutcracker, a holiday ballet for the whole family. Featuring dancers of all ages, The Nutcracker tells the story of young Clara, who receives a gift of a wooden nutcracker doll at her parents' Christmas party. That night, she dreams her nutcracker comes to life and together they battle the wicked Mouse King and journey through an enchanted forest of snow to reach the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy and all her sweet subjects await them. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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The description of this performance was extraordinarily deceptive. I suppose people who are familiar with "Opera a la Carte" probably know better what to expect, but I had to trust Goldstar. Never again.
The venue described is the largest stage in Los Angeles, with a house of 1150 seats. The event wasn't in that theater. It took place in a side theater - tiny stage, seats about 120.
The description says the company is "Known especially for the authentic style of its productions". There was no production at all. There was a piano and a singer. No set, no costumes (despite the picture showing the cast in costume), no orchestra, nothing that resembled an "authentic production".
I paid a small amount for this event, however I spent one of my extremely rare nights out with my wife driving to and from the event, and I also paid a baby-sitter. I am disappointed with Goldstar for misrepresenting this event and waisting mine and my wife's time.
Quotes & Highlights
- “This is a precious company, preserving an equally precious repertory.” --LA Weekly
- “Opera a la Carte gives a top-quality evening of entertainment....they know how to do it, how to play the audience, how to pace their performance...how to make the difficult lyrics entertaining and how to keep fresh the old melodies.” --Redlands Daily Facts
Opera a la Carte has been performing rousing and delightful renditions of the Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire since its founding in 1970, and is acclaimed as the foremost Gilbert and Sullivan touring repertory company in the country.
Known especially for the authentic style of its productions, Opera a la Carte returns to the Luckman for a black tuxedo concert evening of Gilbert and Sullivan songs. Director Richard Sheldon and the company win over audiences with the sheer enthusiasm of its performances.