Diablo Ballet presents A Swingin’ Holiday and More

Fri, November 11, 2016

Nov. 11, 12, 8 pm and Nov. 12, 13, 2 pm, Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek
Kicking off Diablo Ballet’s 23rd season, A Swingin’ Holiday and More features the company premiere of Lew Christensen’s classical Airs de Ballet, which was originally created for San Francisco Ballet. Then, Resident Choreographer Robert Dekkers presents a reprisal of the whimsical Happy Ending, set to the popular music of Pogo. Also on the program is the annual production of A Swingin’ Holiday, created by Broadway’s Sean Kelly,who is currently the Associate Director of “An American in Paris.” Set to the exhilarating music of the 30’s and 40’s, audiences will enjoy their favorite holiday tunes and jazzy renditions of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite”, performed by the sixteen piece Diablo Ballet Swing Orchestra, under the musical direction of Greg Sudmeier. TICKETS: $27-$47 (925) 943-7469; www.lesherartscenter.org, www.diabloballet.org

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