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Production: Nutcracker In The Land Of Nuts, The (1979/1980)

Identifier: PROD.1979.0054
Description: "This reworking of a deadeningly traditional Christmas theme would probably cause Balanchine to spin in his ballet slippers, snatching and grabbing as it does from the story of old Drosselmeier and the Nutcracker, fast-food land -- Hack Donalds, and Village not-very-in-jokes -- Erica Mouse as the evil demon who screws everything up by refusing to restore Jane to her status as little girl.  Jane has earlier been changed into a mouse in a pyrotechnical convolution of plot only a Greta Garbo Slipper, a Seven-Headed Mouse, a Valerian Nut and I could believe in, and that is as far as I will go in describing narrative."  
--John S Patterson (The Villager), "Reviews of "The Nutcracker in the Land of Nuts" (1979/1980)" [OBJ.1979.0174]
Related Entities
Ron Tavel (author)
John Vaccaro (director)
Simeon Westbrooke (music)
Isaiah Smalls (choreographer)
Gabriel Berry (costumes)
David Adams (set design)
Alan Lampel (lighting designer)
Warren Rodriguez (tech)
Clements Mo Cann (tech)
Estrella Artau (tech)
Tony Soriano (tech)
Babafemi Akinlana (tech)
Robert Stocking (tech)
Jun Maeda (tech)
Mark Tambella (tech)
David Crocker (tech)
Bernard Roth (tech)
Rudy Kocevar (tech)
Maja Kihlstedt (tech)
Shirley Oppenheim (tech)
Bobbie Hodges (tech)
Tissa Duke (tech)
Karen Miller (tech)
Gail OKeefe (tech)
Gamaliel Ortiz (performer)
Tony Regusis (performer)
Basil Georges (performer)
Tony Salazar (performer)
Michael Arian (performer)
Pamela DeSio (performer)
Nameer El-Kadi (performer)
Robin Karfo (performer)
Madeline Leroux (performer)
Mimi Locadio (performer)
Melvi Pacubas (performer)
Isaiah Smalls (performer)
John Vaccaro (performer)
John Weller (performer)
Gloria Zelaya (performer)
La MaMa-C.E.T.A. (contributor)
National Endowment For The Arts (contributor)
New York State Council On The Arts (contributor)
Peg Santvoord Foundation (contributor)
Shubert Foundation (contributor)
John-Michael Tebelak (contributor)
Related La MaMa Venue
74A East 4th Street