2012 Dance-Along Nutcracker(R) Goes Hollywood!

San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band 2012 Dance-Along Nutcracker(R) Goes Hollywood!

Sugar Plum wannabes, step on up! Everyone’s a star when the 2012 Dance-Along Nutcracker® Goes Hollywood! - Saturday, December 8, and Sunday, December 9. At the Dance-Along Nutcracker, the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom makes the music and you do the dancing. Follow Fritz and Clara to Tinsel Town as they haul out the Hollywood for the holidays! Daytime shows 2:30 pm, Saturday, December 8, and 1 pm, Sunday, December 9.

Dance like it’s Oscar Night at the Red Carpet Premiere Gala featuring a holiday reception and City Swing with Gail Wilson. 7 pm, Sunday, December 8.

All shows at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - Mission and 3rd in San Francisco. Tutus available for those with nothing to wear. Even wallflowers love it! http:\\www.DanceAlongNutcracker.org.

Show highlights:

* Stars William "Billy" Sauerland – professional countertenor, Chanticleer veteran and Artistic Director of the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco – stars as Fritz.

* Gail Wilson, original lead singer of City Swing, is back in the Bay Area to front City Swing again for the Red Carpet Premiere Gala.

* Bradley Connlain, founding member and band leader of City Swing, guest conducts the Dance-Along Nutcracker production.

* Flynn DeMarco of Thrillpeddlers theater company in San Francisco appears as Drosselmeyer.

* Mark Eichorn of Contra Costa Musical Theatre in Walnut Creek appears as the cigar-chomping producer Cecil B. DeRatte.

* San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band - the first openly LGBT music group in the world and the Official Band of San Francisco - performs Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and symphonic soundtracks.

This year’s show tells the story of Fritz and Clara as they run away to Hollywood to make it big in Pictures. Drosselmeyer directs Clara’s new screenplay, and Fritz tries to land a role in a major production as the evil producer, Cecil B. DeRatte, tries to sidetrack their careers to make a buck. It’s a celebration of the power of imagination and pretending that literally pulls the audience into the act.

http://www.DanceAlongNutcracker.org

Additional Dates:
Sun December 9, 2012 1:00pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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Program

Tchaikovsky

Nutcracker Suite

Performers

William Sauerland

Stars as Fritz

Flynn DeMarco

Drosselmeyer

Mark Eichorn

Cecil B. DeRatte