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SPECTACLES

 

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL 

KURIOS – CABINET OF CURIOSITIES

DODGER STADIUM December 10, 2015 through February 7, 2016 

Written and directed by Michel Laprise, KURIOS “Cabinet of Curiosities” is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities.

cirquedusoleil.com/kurios

 

Long Beach Ballet Annual Holiday Classic

“The Nutcracker” December 13, 14, 20, And 21

Long Beach Terrace Theater

The Long Beach Ballet is the only ballet company in Southern California that has a full symphony orchestra and is only one of two ballet companies in the country to use two harps for their production of The Nutcracker to ensure the performance sounds exactly as Tchaikovsky intended it to. As always, the production bursts with special guest performances and additional surprise treats the entire family will love.

http://www.longbeachballet.com/

 

THEATRE

 

IF/THEN

December 8, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Hollywood Pantages

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel returns to her acclaimed performance in the National Tour of IF/THEN, alongside her Broadway costars James Snyder, Anthony Rapp, and Tony Award winner La Chanze. The contemporary new musical by the creators of Next to Normal is set where choice and chance collide.  Elizabeth, a woman rebuilding her life in New York City, discovers a world of infinite possibilities.  In one moment, Elizabeth will lead parallel lives. IF/THEN is the story of both.

http://www.hollywoodpantages.com

 

DVDs

 

The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki

The Walt Disney StudiosThe NutcrackerIF-ThenGreek LoveThe PiersHayao Miyazaki

Experience the majestic works of one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema. Hayao Miyazaki weaves his unique style of artistry and epic adventure into astonishing tales of triumph, bursting with imagination and wonder. For the time, enjoy all 11 of Miyazaki’s feature-length masterpieces in one spectacular 12-disc collection. Includes the films Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, The Wind Rises, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Lupin the Third (The Castle of Cagliostro) and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

www.amazon.com

 

BOOKS

 

Greek Love

In order to dodge Ares’ wrath, wicked Eros uses his arrows to trick Ares and Herakles into falling in hot, carnal Greek love. And Eros gets his in the end for his mischief… GREEK LOVE is the fifth graphic novel written and art directed by Chicago-based Dale Lazarov.

64 pages – Hardcover, 7 x 9 ½” (17,5 x 24,0 cm)

www.brunogmuender.com

 

Alvin Baltrop: The Piers

Alvin Baltrop’s photographs of the clandestine gay culture of Manhattan’s West Side piers in the 70s and 80s.

Powerful, lyrical and controversial, Alvin Baltrop’s photographs are a groundbreaking exploration of clandestine gay culture in New York in the 1970s and 80s. During that era, the derelict warehouses beneath Manhattan’s West Side piers became a lawless, forgotten part of the city that played host to gay cruising, drug smuggling, prostitution and suicides.

www.artbook.com

 

 

 

 

 

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