Ella Fitzgerald Musical Celebrates the Beloved Jazz Singer
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The last date listed for Ella The Musical was Sunday September 8, 2013 / 2:30pm.
Currently at Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater:
- Full Price:
- $54.00 - $70.00
- Our Price:
- $29.50 - $37.50
A heart-rending debut, a crowd-pleasing favorite and an iconic work are the highlights of Smuin Ballet's winter program XXtremes. For the first time ever in Northern California, the company will perform Jiri Kylian's acclaimed Return to a Strange Land, set to music by Czech composer Leos Janacek. Return expresses the journey from loss to hope with rare elegance and astonishing form. Brought back by popular demand, the company will also dance Dear Miss Cline, a buoyant and colorful romp through the music of Patsy Cline. Choreographed by the company's own Amy Seiwert, the piece features 10 Nashville tunes, including the immortal "Walkin' After Midnight." Finally, Smuin Ballet will pay tribute to its late, great founder Michael Smuin by performing his Carmina Burana. Set to the pulse-thumping cantata by Carl Orff, the choreography of Carmina Burana exemplifies the rhythm, speed and syncopation for which Smuin Ballet is beloved. Learn More
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As a regular theater-goer, this was absolutely THE BEST show I have seen in YEARS by far, bar none!! I was skeptical that anyone could "scat" the way the brilliant Ella Fitzgerald did, but Yvette Carson was Ella reincarnitated! The entire show was simply joyous from start to finish! While the show isn't large enough for Broadway, it deserves a long, long run off-Broadway and certainly puts to shame so much of the "schlock" that Broadway has produced over the past several years. Who'd have thought that I'd have to travel from SF to the beautiful Lesher Center in little old Walnut Creek to see such a marvelous show. This beats anything I've ever seen in SF. Ever. And the music puts to shame the music I've been listening to my entire life. Boy do the "grey-heads" have it right when it comes to really amazing music. We have lost so much with its passing. What a shame.