Magazine article Russian Life

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Magazine article Russian Life

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EAST COAST

MASSACHUSETTS

The Cherry Orchard

The award-winning team that brought you the Huntington's acclaimed 2001 production of Hedda Gabler returns with Chekhov's final masterpiece in a new translation by Richard Nelson. Nicholas Martin directs and Kate Burton ("Grey's Anatomy") stars as Madame Ranevsky, the irresponsible but hopeful soul who returns from Paris to Russia to find her family's estate on the block at auction. Fading memories of past glory haunt the family as they await a miracle that never comes. "The Cherry Orchard" is one of the most heartbreaking comedies ever written--a story you'll never forget. Dates: 1/5/2007 to 2/4/2007, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston MA (617-266-0800). Tickets: $44$75.

huntingtontheatre.org

VERMONT

Russian American Kids Circus

Rooted in the rich and time-treasured traditions of eastern European theater and circus arts, the Russian American Kids Circus delights audiences with a visual spectacle of outrageous costumes, daring aerial feats, expert juggling, astonishing acrobatics, tightrope walking, plate balancing, pantomime, and comedy. Date: 3/11/2007, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington VT (802-652-4500). Tickets: $23.

flynncenter.org

WASHINGTON, DC

Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote and Cinderella

Led by Artistic Director Alexei Ratmansky, the Bolshoi returns for the first time since its two sold-out engagements in 2002 to perform Don Quixote and the U.S. premiere of Yuri Possokhov's Cinderella. Dates: 2/20/2007 to 2/25/2007, Opera House, Washington DC (800-444-1324). Tickets: $47-$125.

kennedy-center.org

NEW YORK

First Look: Chekhov

Classic Stage Company's "one night only" staged reading series turns its gaze to the work of Anton Chekhov. CSC brings together his four master works--The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard--in a rare festival setting. Dates: 1/22/2007 to 2/12/2007, Classic Stage Company, New York NY (212-352-3101). Tickets: $125-250.

theatermania.com

MIDWEST

CHICAGO

The Kirov Ballet Performs Swan Lake

The world-renowned Kirov Ballet, the company that Launched the careers of Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov, returns to Chicago for the first time in 16 years with the most revered of classical ballets. The story of young Prince Siegfried and his love for Odette, the princess transformed into a swan by the evil Rothbart, has captivated audiences for over 125 years. The Auditorium Theatre's sublime acoustics will showcase Tchaikovsky's timeless music, played live by the Kirov Orchestra. Dates: 11/1/2006 to 11/5/2006, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Chicago IL (312-922-2110). Tickets: $30-$125.

auditoriumtheatre.org

WEST COAST

CALIFORNIA

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg

The always adventurous and innovative Eifman Ballet presents two riveting ballets based on iconic Russian tales: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and Chekhov's The Seagull. Eifman has revolutionized Russian Dance by creating his own imaginative and inimitable style. The emotion and expressiveness of ballet fuse with bold and inventive theatricality to create incomparably moving performances. Dates: 3/14/2007 to 3/18/2007, Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa CA (714-556-2787). …

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