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Freud Playhouse at UCLA
245 Charles E Young Drive East Los Angeles, CA 90095
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"Aurelia's Oratorio"
40 ratings
4.6 average rating
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45 events
13 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 09 2008

Very good show, very artistic.

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700 events
435 reviews
-47 stars
attended Apr 10 2008

Rather surreal but still quite enjoyible. The Chaplin legacy continues.

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365 events
58 reviews
34 stars
attended Apr 09 2008

FABULOUS! Inventive, dream-like imagery, magic, humor, dance. GO!

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“A bewitching 70 minutes in which the nightmarish and the dreamy meet and disintegrate in a puff of smoke and the whistle of a train.” —The Guardian


Directed and Designed by Victoria Thierrée Chaplin; Performed by Aurélia Thierrée

West Coast Premiere

Welcome to a ravishing world of adventure in which dreams come to life and the miraculous unfolds before your very eyes. A brilliant display of physical theater, acrobatics and dazzling stage invention, Aurélia’s Oratorio is inspired by the magic of the music hall, variety show and circus to create an intoxicating concoction of illusion and fantasy. Sister of visionary ringmaster James Thierrée, who last dazzled UCLA Live audiences with his spellbinding Junebug Symphony, the elegant and waif-like Aurélia Thierrée evokes a world of nostalgia and child-like wonder in this astonishing production created for her by her mother Victoria Thierrée Chaplin, a pioneering member of “new circus” troupes Cirque Invisible and Cirque Imaginaire.

Holiday Circus Popovich Descanso Gardens: Enchanted Forest of Light <em>The Book of Mormon</em> <em>CHILL</em> <em>L.A. Zoo Lights</em> American Ballet Theatre's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>Deck the Hall</em>: Holiday Concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall <em>Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment</em> <em>Amélie, A New Musical</em> Rodgers & Hammerstein's <em>The King and I</em> <em>The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker</em>