The Great Gatsby by the Sacramento Ballet Company is holding a Prohibition Party on Feb 10, 2013!
The Sacramento Ballet Company is performing a World Premiere of the "Great Gatsby", written by Fitzgerald, choreographed by Ron Cunnigham, along with George Balachines Who Cares, this Febuary from 7-10, 2013.
The Great Depression followed the Roaring Twenties in American history. Prohibition was part of America's Protestant Puritan view of alcohol consumption. It caused a whole decade of carefree living for those who could afford the precious liquid, and crime for those who could not.
It was the era of Al Capone in Chicago, and the Roosevelts in New York or Saratoga springs, as spas became the rage due to the Polio epidemic. President Roosevelt was not only a victim of Polio but also the one who was brave enough to go up against the religious unrest among the American citizens to repeal the prohibition against the sale, and consumption of alcohol.
Prior to this there were hilarious efforts by some to live life to the max, and the Great Gatsby is an example of the type of life most Americans had come to expect from the very rich.
The preview "A night in the Roaring " 20's" has already occured on FEb 1, 2013. However, for those who missed this night might want to attend the closing night of the ballet and/or the Prohibition Party, just before Valentines Day.
It is a dress up party, costumes recommended and a Jazz Orchestra to encourage dancing to the tunes of the Jazz age. It includes a supper, and "cocktails" ina "speakeasy" atmosphere. It will be held at the Memorial Auditorium, starting at 4.30 P.M.
The price is $250 dollars per person, all inclusive. Available at the Sacramento Box Office only. (916) 552-5800 ext. 2. www.sacballet.org.
The Great Gatsby ballet will be performed Feb 7-9 at 7.30 P.M. and Feb 10 at 2 P.M. It will be at the Community Center Theater. (916) 808-5181. Tickets: $17- 68 dollars each.
A special for those of the SN&R 25% off admission- GAT = Code.
www.tickets.com Coupon code: Gatsby Adult tickets only.