Billy Collins and Kay Ryan: Poets Laureate at UCLA's Royce Hall
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Actress, dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen's fun, fresh spin on The Nutcracker returns to Royce Hall for the holidays. The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker gives the seasonal favorite a rich new cultural context and updated characters, and features a lively contemporary score with original songs from multiple-Grammy-winner Mariah Carey and others. After young Kara receives a nutcracker filled with hot chocolate, she falls asleep and journeys to enchanted lands, including Candy Cane Lane, Egypt, the Rainforest, Jazzland, Russia and the Land of the Kimono Dolls. Little ones will have no trouble following along thanks to the narration by three wisecracking mice: Harvey, Schmink and Buckey. Allen herself appears in this fun holiday musical adventure. Learn More
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Two former U.S. Poets Laureate, Billy Collins and Kay Ryan, bring a lyrical feast to UCLA Live as they fill Royce Hall with humor and insight into the human condition through award-winning poetry.
Collins, winner of the 2004 inaugural Mark Twain Prize for Humor in Poetry, served as America’s Poet Laureate from 2001-2003. Beloved for his ironic style, Collins is one of the top-selling modern poets and author of nine collections including Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning and The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems.
California native and UCLA alumna Kay Ryan is revered for her complex and rueful style. Her work includes The Jam Jar Lifeboat & Other Novelties Exposed, a delightful collection inspired by stories from Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, as well as Flamingo Watching, which was a finalist for both the Lamont Poetry Selection and the Lenore Marshall Prize. In 2004, Ryan was awarded The Ruth Lilly Prize—the Poetry Foundation’s highest honor.