A Christmas Tradition – The Nutcracker

The ladies in my home have been attending this show annually for over 10 years. I have attended myself a couple of time. The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffman.  Although what is seen on the stage today is different in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same. The story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads.

It is Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house — A large and grand house with the most beautiful tree imaginable.  The Stahlbaums are hosting their annual Christmas party, welcoming the arrival of their family and friends.  The children, Clara and Fritz, are dancing and playing as they welcome their friends too.

The party grows festive with music and dance as godfather Drosselmeyer arrives.  He is a skilled clock and toy maker and always full of surprises. Drosselmeyer draws everyone’s attention as he presents two life-size dolls.  They are the delight of the party, each taking a turn to dance.

The children begin to open gifts when Drosselmeyer presents his to Clara and Fritz.  Although his gift to Fritz is quite nice, he gives Clara a beautiful Nutcracker that  becomes the hit of the party.  Fritz becomes jealous and, having a lot of spunk he grabs the nutcracker from Clara and promptly breaks it.  Clara is heartbroken looking on as Drosselmeyer quickly repairs the Nutcracker with a handkerchief he magically draws from the air.

As the evening grows late, the guests depart and the Stahlbaum family retires for the evening.  Clara, worried about her beloved Nutcracker, sneaks back to the tree to check on him, falling asleep with him in her arms.

As the clock strikes midnight strange things begin to happen.  Clara begins shrinking as her beautiful Christmas tree grows high above her.  The toys around the tree come to life while the room fills with an army of mice, led by the fierce Mouse King.  As the Nutcracker awakens, he leads his army of toy soldiers into battle with the mice.  The Mouse King corners the Nutcracker and battles him one-on-one.  The Nutcracker seems to be no match for the Mouse King.

The Nutcracker and his army can go on no longer and are captured by the mice and their King.  Clara in a final daring charge throwing her slipper at the Mouse King, hitting him square on the head.  The Mouse King drops to the floor and the mice run away, carrying off their leader’s lifeless body.

Then begins the dream sequences – The Nutcracker turns into a Prince and takes Clara on a journey to the Land of Snow, an enchanted forest wonderland  where they are welcomed by dancing snowflakes.  After the Land of Snow, Clara and the Prince go to the Land of Sweets where they are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy.  The Prince tells her about their daring battle with the army of mice and she rewards them with a celebration of dances. At a finale, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier dance a beautiful Pas De Deux.

The Nevada Ballet Theatre version is choreographed by James Canfield is a magical trip through a larger than life world filled with waltzing flowers, nimble fairies, and moonlit snow.   The music is by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.  The ballet is at the Smith Center from December 13, – December 24, 2019.  For tickets click here http://bit.ly/344KPdR

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Community Theatre Update: “Holmes and Watson” will have you on the edge of your seat

Sherlock Holmes has not been seen for more than three years and is presumed dead following his confrontation with Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls. Dr. Watson has been called in to disprove the many frauds, fakes and charlatans who have popped up claiming to be Holmes. All of a sudden a newspaper clipping arrives! A remote mental institution on an island off the coast of Scotland reports that three patients have been recently admitted, each claiming to be the late detective.  Now Watson must discover if one of the mad men is the real Sherlock Holmes.

This play by Jeffrey Hatcher is an ingenious new thriller and this is its Las Vegas premiere in a boldly atmospheric production with the Vegas Theatre Company. Located inside the Art Square is the 80 seat black box theatre at 1025 S 1st St #110

Las Vegas NV 89101 (725) 222-9661.  Click here for tickets; http://bit.ly/33OU02F

Showtime schedule is November 13 – December 8

November 13 ($15 Preview) 7:30pm

November 14 (Opening) 7:30pm

Fridays 7:30pm, Saturdays 2pm & 7:30pm, Sundays 5pm

(No show on the first Friday of the month.)

Critics agree that this play is “the most elaborate and riveting game of What’s My Line ever…The Jeffrey Hatcher play…is tight and clever and full of suspense—and has enough red herrings to feed a family of 40.” — “[HOLMES AND WATSON] is a truly smashing play full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat…Hatcher has crafted an intelligent mystery thriller…”

Vegas Theatre Company began with the name Cockroach Theatre Company which was established in 2003 as a live theatre production company performing at various locations in and around southern Nevada. It has continuously operated since, establishing residency in its current home – the 80-seat black box theater inside Art Square in the City of Las Vegas Arts District – in 2013. At this location, it has produced, co-produced, facilitated and offered its venue for the production of plays, adult acting workshops, children’s theatre camps, opera, novelty acts, improv, and theatre festivals. It is run by an all-volunteer staff and a corps of dozens of volunteers; cast and crew for each production are paid a stipend on a contract basis.

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The Speeding Theatre presents “House of Tomorrow”

“House of Tomorrow” at the Super Summer Theatre Studio weaves together humorous, yet poignant, stories about seniors taking strength from their yesterdays, pursuing the passions of their tomorrows, opening the doors and windows of their lives (AKA their houses) to remodeling and keeping their dreams big and their hopes high! “House of Tomorrow” by Susan Shear will be presented by The Speeding Theatre!

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You’ll meet seniors navigating the uncharted waters of online dating, trying in vain to order a refill from a mail order pharmacy, responding to adult children concerned about driving safety, experiencing the stresses of forced downsizing— and see how  one senior’s view of a weekend together differs hilariously from her daughter’s take on it—as  well as other fun stories about seniors undaunted by the challenges life keeps throwing at them!

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Performance Dates: December 5th – 15th, 2019

Performances will take place at the Studio Theatre:
4340 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (do not go to the Ranch)

To purchase tickets, go to:  www.purplepass.com/houseoftomorrow

 

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Six Degrees of Separation at the Little Theatre

Six Degrees of Separation is a wonderful play written by playwright John Guare that premiered in 1990 – first in Lincoln Center and later that year on Broadway. The play was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.

The play explores the premise that everyone in the world is connected to everyone else in the world by a chain of no more than six acquaintances, thus, “six degrees of separation“.

Inspired by a true story, it follows the trail of a young black con man, Paul, who inserts himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, claiming he knows their kids at college. Paul tells them he is the son of actor Sidney Poitier, and that he has just been mugged and all his money is gone. Captivated by Paul’s intelligence and his fascinating conversation (and the possibility of appearing in a new Sidney Poitier movie), they invite him to stay overnight…But in the morning they discover him in bed with a young male hustler from the streets, and the picture begins to change.

After kicking him out, Ouisa and Flan discover that friends of theirs have had a similar run-in with the brash con artist. Intrigued, they turn detective and piece together the connections that gave Paul access to their lives. Meanwhile, Paul’s cons unexpectedly lead him into darker territory and his lies begin to catch up with him. As the final events of the play unfold Ouisa suddenly finds herself caring for Paul, feeling that he gave them far more than he took and that her once idyllic life was not what it seemed to be.

**PLEASE NOTE: This play contains nudity. No one under 18 will be admitted.

 Dates: October 18 – November 3, 2019 – 3920 Schiff Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103

For Tickets Call (702) 362-7996

Las Vegas Little Theater is a community theater in Las Vegas, Nevada that was founded in 1978 by Jack Bell and Jack Nickolson. (Acting classes are available too.) It is the oldest operating small theater in the valley.

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Deception At The Disco! – A Murder Mystery Fundraiser for Super Summer Theatre

This is an event you DO NOT want to miss. A Touch of Mystery is overjoyed to   announce a one-night Fundraiser to benefit Super Summer Theatre.  And the timing couldn’t be more perfect with Halloween the day before; Super Summer Theatre for the Performing Arts is hosting a ’70’s DISCO Extravaganza! Guests will be greeted by a quirky cast of characters who take them on a journey they will remember for days to come. Most importantly, they will laugh the night away.  This is a slice of devilishly fun entertainment!

There are three acts hired to entertain: The Diva, Vinnie Vegas and the Vinnettes, and Troy Tritone.  In this scenario, filled with intrigue, mystery and mayhem, everything was running smoothly; but when The Diva finds out she isn’t the only headliner for the evening things go sour! Her ex-fiancé and backup group are also there to perform. Tempers flare and threats run wild in this musical WHO DONE IT.  Looks like someone is about to take their final bow!

This event is on November 1, 2019 7:00 pm.  Consequently, this ISN’T your “usual” Murder Mystery Fundraiser! Guests will have an opportunity to meet and work together to solve the case! The fun takes place at SSTudio In City Series, 4340 S Valley View, Suite 206, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Deception at the DISCO! This is Murder Mystery Theatre at its finest! Tickets are only $25 per person.  To purchase tickets visit: http://bit.ly/2l8YoIM

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Community Theatre Update: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Las Vegas has a wonderful selection of Amateur Theatre to enjoy. This wonderful musical is being performed at The Las Vegas Little Theatre main stage from now thru September 22.  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with music and lyrics by William Finn and the book by Rachel Sheinkin.

The story is about an eclectically diverse group of six kids that are vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The kids are played by adults which makes it even funnier! During the spelling bee the kids candidly disclose hilarious and touching stories from their home lives. The tweens spell their way through a series of words, hoping not to hear the soul-crushing “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.  This is a riotous musical ride.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School.  The show was first produced in 2005.

The Las Vegas Little Theatre is located at 3920 Schiff Drive and their phone number is 702-362-7996.  For tickets go to https://www.goldstar.com/venues/las-vegas-nv/las-vegas-little-theatre

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Hilarity with “Noises Off” at the Super Summer Theatre

“Noises Off” at the Super Summer Theatre in the Springs Mountain Ranch will have its run from September 5 – 21.  This show has been called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.  “Noises Off” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH INC.  This production is produced by Poor Richard’s Players and directed by Benjamin Loewy.

This play was originally produced in 1982 play by the English playwright Michael Frayn. The idea for it came in 1970, when Frayn was watching from the wings a performance of The Two of Us, a farce that he had written for Lynn Redgrave. He said, “It was funnier from behind than in front, and I thought that one day I must write a farce from behind.” The prototype, a short-lived one-act play called Exits, was written and performed in 1977. At the request of his associate, Michael Codron, Frayn expanded this into what would become Noises Off. It takes its title from the theatrical stage direction indicating sounds coming from offstage.

To purchase tickets, go to:  www.purplepass.com/noisesoff

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