Jazz-Noisette – NEW

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and the version by the great jazz musician Duke Ellington meet under the mistletoe and take the traditional tale out for a spin in this free adaptation.

It’s Christmas Eve and Clara is eagerly awaiting her uncle, who has promised to give her the multicoloured ballet slippers she so desperately wants as a gift. But instead, Uncle Drosselmeyer, a musician, magician and computer programmer, gives her a robotic nutcracker that can be programmed, deprogrammed, adjusted and readjusted and that can’t even dance ballet without crushing her toes. The classic Christmas that Clara was expecting then takes a completely jazzy turn when the rhythms go off-kilter, the music starts to swing, and everyone dances to a new beat!

Target Audience : 3 to 5 years old ou 6 to 12 years old
Concert Lenght :35 or 55 minutes
Maximum Audience : 300 people
Language : French
 

ARTISTS
Audrée Alexandrine, soprano – Clara
Richard-Nicolas Villeneuve, tenor – Nutcracker et The Mouse King
Emmanuelle Da Silva, flute, clarinet, saxophone : The Sugar Plum Fairy
Xavier Rousseau, piano : Uncle Drosselmeyer

TEXT
Marc Fortin
 
STAGE DIRECTION
Judith Pelletier
 
SET DESIGN
Pierre-Luc Boudreau
 
** This concert is offered as part of our Musical Escapades series, on November 18,19, 20, 21& 22, 2019, at the Joseph Rouleau Hall of JM Canada’s André Bourbeau House.

 

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