Smuin Ballet's 2010 Christmas Ballet, a Magical Holiday Tradition
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All offers for Smuin Ballet's 2010-2011 Holiday Program have expired.
The last date listed for Smuin Ballet's 2010-2011 Holiday Program was Sunday December 12, 2010 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage:
- Full Price:
- $25.00 - $74.00
- Our Price:
- $14.00 - $48.00
Sondheim is at his bloody best in Sweeney Todd, his macabre masterpiece about a barbaric barber and an even more beastly baker. Set in London, the musical tells the tale of the title character, who, after being banished on false charges, returns to the city to exact his revenge. Teaming up with local pie shop proprietress Mrs. Lovett, Todd opens a barbershop in which he slits the throats of customers and she bakes them into pies to get rid of the evidence. A legendary smash in 1979, this darkly comic show won eight Tony Awards while The New York Times gushed that it contained "more artistic energy, creative personality and plain excitement" than a dozen average musicals. Recently adapted by Tim Burton into a hit movie with Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd now comes to Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts in a vibrant production directed by Robert Kelley. Learn More
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Watch a video preview of Smuin Ballet’s Christmas ballet highlights at YouTube.
The Bay Area’s hottest holiday ticket, The Christmas Ballet, makes its annual visit with a perfect gift for audience members of all ages. Smuin Ballet’s snow-filled extravaganza boasts everything from ballet, tap, and jazz to a wealth of other dances and music drawn from holiday traditions from around the world.
Called “an ode to holiday mischief” by 7×7 Magazine and “an effervescent bauble” by the San Francisco Chronicle, this enormously popular celebration includes gorgeous traditional ballet danced to Handel, Bach, and familiar carols (the Classical Christmas) along with contemporary pieces set to beloved pop tunes by Louis Armstrong, Harry Connick Jr., and Elvis (the Cool Christmas). This year features two world premieres: Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert’s ballet performed to Leonard Bernstein’s sweeping version of “Carol of the Bells,” and Ballet Master Amy London’s cheery.