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December show round-up

December is a lighter month in terms of scheduled shows, but that just makes it easier to attend them all!
These are the shows Metblogs plans to attend and review this month:


Backwards in High Heels
The San Jose Repertory Company
November 24 – December 19
The remarkable life of the legendary actress Ginger Rogers comes to life onstage!
This intimate musical dances its way through Ginger’s life with unforgettable music, show-stopping dance numbers and a captivating story that chronicles her journey from hometown to Hollywood and from one love affair to another. Best known as Fred Astaire’s dance partner, Ginger defied her overly-protective mother to become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars and one of the industry’s first women to demand equal pay. Funny, moving and a visual feast, Backwards In High Heels is a toe-tapping, swirling, gliding account of her ambitious public and private life.

A Wonderful Life (Musical)

A Wonderful Life (MUSICAL)
Hillbarn Theatre
December 2 – 19
Frank Capra’s film classic has been brought to vibrant theatrical life through the remarkable collaboration of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Sheldon Harnick and Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo. The story of George Bailey and his wonderful life in Bedford Falls remains a timeless fable of dreams, disillusionment and the power of love. An uplifting chronicle of the extraordinary lives of ordinary folk, A Wonderful Life exhilarates the mind and heart as it celebrates the innate goodness in us all.  Memorable songs include One of the Lucky Ones, In a State and Christmas Gifts.


San Jose Short Film Festival
Camera 3 Cinemas
December 9, 11, 12
If you can’t wait for Cinequest 21 to begin (March 1) here is a great festival that will feed your film hunger: Presented by Emerging Artist Productions, the Second Annual San Jose Short Film Festival is dedicated to honoring and promoting short films while providing an outlet where local and national filmmakers, scriptwriters and all-around movie mongers can showcase their creative talent.

Nutcracker
Ballet San Jose
December 11 – 26
I don’t believe we will be attending this show, but no Holiday show list is complete without mentioning our own beautiful Nutcracker ballet.   This triumphant tale of Maria and her beloved nutcracker will delight audiences, young and old alike.  The theater itself is a wonderland of surprises, replete with lavish lobby decorations, a boutique of ballet and holiday treasures, choirs singing carols, the “Pocket Lady” passing out free toys, and characters from the show posing for photos and patrons.  A Not-to-be-Missed Treasure of the Season, and a Gift for the Holidays!

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Participate in the Nutcracker ballet, no dance experience required!

Ballet San Jose is looking for men ages 21 and up to be Supernumeraries (non-dancing positions) in this season’s winter story ballet, The Nutcracker.  No previous dance experience required.  If you can count music, are able to run to a beat and jump on cue, then you would be perfect for the ranks of the Super Men.

Ballet San Jose

Interested men should meet the following physical requirements:

Chest Size: no larger than 44″
Height: no taller than 6’3″
Shoe Size: no larger than size 13
Must be physically able to run and jump

Audition Information
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Location: Ballet San Jose Studios
40 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
What to Wear: Sneakers or Running Shoes, Clothing that is comfortable to move in

Questions: Contact Les Reinhardt (408) 288-2820 ext 235 or email LReinhardt@balletsj.org
Please RSVP to Les Reinhardt no later than Friday, October 1st at 5pm if you plan to attend.

You will be taught the movement for Red Russian Guards, White Russian Guards and Spanish Guards. You will be notified no later than Tuesday, October 5, if you have been chosen as a Supernumerary for The Nutcracker. The first rehearsal will be Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 2pm to 4pm at the Ballet SJ studios.

Everyone who auditions will have an opportunity to participate in the production. If you are not chosen to perform a Guard Role, you can be a part of the “Banner” during the performance.  Also you may have other opportunities to be a part of the “Nutcracker Experience” at the San Jose CPA.  Provided you fit the costume requirements, you can be Nutty the Nutcracker, the Mouse King, or a character wrangler before performances.

There are also openings for special appearances in the San Jose Holiday Parade which will be carried by NBC Channel 11 TV.

Ladies can also play a part in the “Nutcracker Experience” by dressing up as Mama Tannenbaum (who gives free toys to children) or as a character wrangler. Also, anyone can help decorate the San Jose CPA lobby for the holiday season during our technical rehearsal period.

If you are only interested in being part of the “Nutcracker Experience,” please contact Les Reinhardt at LReinhardt@balletsj.org.
Don’t miss out on this super fun holiday experience!!!

Light Up the Row at Santana Row

This Tuesday is Santana Row’s 7th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony beginning at 6:30 pm.

Festivities include live music, choirs, carolers, stilt walkers, hot chocolate sampling and activities for children.

The annual (40-foot) Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at approximately 6:30 pm in Park Valencia; also, the lighting of more than 500,000 twinkling lights throughout Santana Row.

Scheduled on the Celebration Stage on Olin Avenue: San Jose native Katee Shean (So You Think You Can Dance), The Nutcracker performed by The Joy of Dancing, also a sneak peek of San Jose Repertory Theatre’s holiday production Around the World in 80 Days.

Santana Row
368 Santana Row, San Jose

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Free event

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