The Jazz Nutcracker
December 7-9 and 14-16, 2012
Original concept/choreography by Doug Bentz
Music by Tchaikovsky, arranged by Joe Campus after Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
Featuring live jazz performance with the Benny Benack Band.
This is not your father's Nutcracker. Sexier and jazzier than any version you've seen before, Doug Bentz's fresh twist and choreography bring to life a sultry slew of characters, including the Sugar Rum Cherry.
With a musical arrangement based on Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, this unrivalled dance masterpiece features live music by the Benny Benack Band.
While normal tickets are only $18, the Meetup group will get 50% off so that tickets will only be $9
While $9 is a little more than $5, please note that this is a full length Nutcracker production with dozens of dancers, original choreography, great set, costumes, and live jazz band that have been rehearsing hard for this show. Also, the $9 goes to a non-profit, educational institution -- Point Park University.
Please RSVP as soon as possible so we can qualify for the discount and get seats in groups so people can sit together if desired.
Through a special arrangement, you won't have to buy any tickets in advance or pay any ticket handling fees ... but the Pittsburgh Playhouse Box Office is asking everyone to bring cash ($9 ticket) so that the Meetup members can quickly get their tickets and have more time for socializing instead of waiting longer in line at the Box Office.
About the Pittsburgh Playhouse
Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse is the performing arts center of Point Park University and the Conservatory of Performing Arts.
The three-theater performing arts center is home to The REP, the professional theatre company and three student companies – Conservatory Theatre Company, Conservatory Dance Company and Playhouse Jr.
The Pittsburgh Playhouse maintains a rigorous performance calendar with eighteen major productions and 235 performances entertaining more than 30,000 patrons annually.
Parking - The Pittsburgh Playhouse has an arrangement for discounted parking with Magee Women's Hospital where patrons can enter after 5:00 pm on weekdays and anytime on weekends. Parking prior to 5:00 on weekdays is not permitted in the Magee lot. Discount parking is available at Magee Women's Hospital. Enter on Halket Street. Upon entering the lot you will be given a parking ticket. Bring the ticket into the Playhouse to purchase an exit pass.