California Ballet presents the West Coast premiere of Septime Webre’s The Great Gatsby at the San Diego Civic Theatre October 23 to 25, 2015.
Return to the splendor and frivolity of the Roaring Twenties with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s passionate, thought-provoking, and complex The Great Gatsby. The story is told through the eyes of World War One veteran Nick Caraway. He experiences the rise and fall of the Jazz Age as he is unwillingly immersed in the excess, intrigue, and infidelity of the 1920’s upper class. The story of romance and desire is a cautionary tale of unbridled passion and obsession, and how the American Dream can go desperately awry.
Webre’s contemporary ballet adaptation of Fitzgerald’s classic fuses live music, narration, singing, contemporary and classical dance, tap and more to bring to life the iconic story of obsession, wealth and excess.
The show features live music by Boston jazz band Billy Novick and the Blue Syncopators.
October 23, 2015 at 7:30pm
October 24, 2015 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm
October 25, 20105 at 2:30pm
Tickets: $25-$110; discounts available for groups of 15 or more
Not recommended for children under the age of six.
Run time: 120 minutes