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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The talented young dancers of Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre perform two of ballet's most lyrical works: Sleeping Beauty and Paquita. With a sumptuous score by Tchaikovsky, a fairy tale plot of the triumph of good over evil and classical courtly style, Sleeping Beauty is the ideal production for Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre's accomplished student dancers. Paquita is Petipa's virtuosic 1881 ballet about a young girl who saves the life of a young French officer, who himself is the target of a Spanish governor who plots to have him killed. A much-loved ballet that showcases the talents of its soloists, Paquita's choreography includes the famous Grand Pas Classique, the Pas de Trois and the Children's Mazurka. Learn More
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“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.