Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! at Royce Hall
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The last date listed for The Nutcracker was Sunday January 2, 2005 / 2:00pm.
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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
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Barbara Friedman
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I love ballet and this isn't it!!!! the first half was so boring we were ready to leave at intermission. What is with people in gray dresses and pants running around???? This is not dancing!
The second half was much better, at least there was some dancing, but certainly not up to my standards.
In my opinion you would be best off to skip this one, even at half price! Free wouldn't be worth my time.
Quotes & Highlights
- "A holiday gift for one and all" --Hollywood Reporter
- "Brilliant designs and musical numbers. Magic! A great family show." --The Evening Standard
- "A dazzling extravaganza." --Sunday Telegraph
- "Hugely delectable. Fantasy Hollywood straight out of a Busby Berkeley musical." --The Times (London)
From a hilariously bleak Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross' Dickensian orphanage, through a shimmering ice-skating wonderland, to the scrumptious candy folk of Sweetieland, Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! takes its protagonist, Clara, on a journey that borrows elements from a variety of sources including Oliver Twist, the Ice Capades and the kaleidoscopic fantasy of Busby Berkeley musicals.
Matthew Bourne, who recently launched the company New Adventures, has achieved worldwide artistic and critical success for his innovative new versions of classic ballets including Swan Lake, Cinderella and The Car Man (loosely based on the opera Carmen). Bourne is also known for his musical theatre work as the choreographer of the revivals of Oliver! and My Fair Lady. He is currently working on a musical version of Mary Poppins in London.
Nutcracker! includes designs by Olivier Award-winner Anthony Ward, who also designed Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the London Palladium along with Royal Shakespeare Company's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.