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The Nutcracker Swings

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Friday December 21, 2012 / 8:00pm
The Nutcracker Swings
2 tickets
Orchestra
4401 West 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90005

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This was very unusual and incomplete program. it's not that it didn't lack talent, It started around 8:20 maybe 20 min late and ended 1 hr later?? even at Goldstar prices it wasn't worth it. A Nutcracker in an hr.? It started out like a typical Nutcracker but there was no explanation of the setting, the era, the ( maid/ Nanny) My date and I were quite lost in the jumbled story. the second act became filled with swing numbers, you can hear the original score below the Jazz but again it was brief and not complete. No one was sure what they saw, who the role of Clara was in this household, a maid? Who dates the soldier? Who's related to who? It was a HS version of the Titanic with different kids playing different compartments of steerage, or middle class. Then a few professionals sprinkled in. Very strange with about 10 bucks cause a movienis longer than this. sadly the show fell flat.