"Cirque du Soleil of Clowning" Slava's Snowshow at UCLA's Royce Hall
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The last date listed for Slava's Snowshow was Sunday January 7, 2007 / 7:00pm.
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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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Featured review from S. Craig
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This must have been a trip down memory lane for Russians who loved Slava from childhood. By today's standards this one is a real DUD. My 9 and 12 year old said of the 1st act, "Pointless". This show was a like a montage of bad Red Skeleton skits and outakes from that old 60's TV Show "International Showtime". eg. Really now, how long ago was it a fresh idea to have the characters leave the stage and crawl through the audience standing on the arm rests and mugging, the punchline to this REALLY tired segment, was that Slava spewed a bottle of Evian on the poor soles who were in the front rows. Intermission brough more punishment with Slavas colleagues doing more of the same, and literally drenching people in the center section who were screaming, not with delight but with the horror of getting wet. That's funny?
To be fair, there were some cute moments, and the lighting was effective at times, but the soundtrack was SO LOUD that we felt bludgeoned by it. The production values were SO POOR and trite. I mean, if your idea of wonderment is falling pieces of cut up typing paper as "snow" then this is your cup of tea. Again I'm sure this is a trip down memory lane for many Russians, and while I won't begrudge them their affection, as I didn't have fond memories of yesteryears, this Snowshow was a SNOWJOB, and a waste of time and money for my family.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Lovers of dazzling theater imagery will find much to relish in Slava's extravaganza" --Los Angeles Times
- "Slava's Snowshow is unique in the best kind of way -- a simple collection of creative scenes capable of transforming an audience of adults into delighted children." --Variety
- "Slava's Snowshow takes clowning to another level" --Daily Breeze
- “Forget all the other Broadway shows! See this one!” --CNN
<p>Now in its Final Week!</p> <p>This holiday season, Los Angeles hosts what Entertainment Weekly calls “The most flat-out spectacular moment Off-Broadway has seen in years.” Russia’s great living clown Slava Polunin transports audiences into a fantasia of falling snow, magical imagery and whimsical music in his awe-inspiring Slava’s Snowshow. Enjoying worldwide success including a more than two-year run off Broadway and numerous awards including the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and the Olivier Award, Slava’s Snowshow is an unforgettable adventure, culminating in a blinding, heart-stopping snowstorm that engulfs the entire audience! Perfect for the entire family.</p>