Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience a classic of American literature as never seen before.
Return to the splendor and frivolity of the Roaring Twenties with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s passionate, thought-provoking, and complex The Great Gatsby. The story is told through the eyes of World War One veteran Nick Caraway. He experiences the rise and fall of the Jazz Age as he is unwillingly immersed in the excess, intrigue, and infidelity of the 1920’s upper class. The story of romance and desire is a cautionary tale of unbridled passion and obsession, and hoe the American Dream can go desperately awry.
Webre’s contemporary ballet adaptation of Fitzgerald’s classic fuses live music, narration, singing, contemporary and classical dance, tap and more to bring to life the iconic story of obsession, wealth and excess. The show is set to a score including original works by musicologist and early 20th century music expert, performing live, Boston jazz band Billy Novick and the Blue Syncopators. The Washington Post has said about the performance, “With live music, generous dancing, high spirits and some memorable moments of silent, spot-on acting, ‘Gatsby’ goes down like champagne.” See for yourself!
The running time of this show is approximately two hours, including one intermission. The Great Gatsby is not recommended for children younger than 8 years of age. Children must be at least 6 years old to attend. Performance times: October 23, 2015 at 7:30 PM, October 24, 2015 at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM, and October 25, 20105 at 2:30 PM. Price levels are $110, $80, $70, $55, $40, and $25.
California Ballet presents high quality professional ballet performances and educational programs for the public community of California, through support of a resident company of professional dancers.
From its inception in 1968, California Ballet Company has been a fertile ground for the re-staging of the demanding classics and for the creation of its own trail-blazing works. Later on, the CBC bestowed on emerging young choreographers, many from San Diego, an opportunity to create and to develop through the company their own personal dance statements. In addition, the CBC has influenced, nurtured and enriched the lives of generations of committed dancers, many of whom are now performing across four continents.
The 2,967 seat San Diego Civic Theatre is the region’s largest and greatest attended performing arts venue. The Civic Theatre is owned by the City of San Diego and is managed and operated by San Diego Theatres on behalf of the community.
Opened in January 1965, the Civic Theatre has hosted the world’s finest talents in the fields of opera, classical music, dance, comedy, contemporary music, and Broadway. Additionally, it has served as a community gathering place for inaugurations, governmental addresses, religious services, political activities, lectures, educational presentations, and corporate meetings.
The Civic Theatre’s primary producers and presenters include the San Diego Opera, Broadway/San Diego, La Jolla Music Society, and California Ballet. San Diego Theatres manages, markets, operates and maintains the San Diego Civic Theatre in the heart of downtown and the historic Balboa Theatre in the Gaslamp Quarter.