The National Ballet of Canada Tours to LA with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

October 3, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada Tours to LA with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

ballet canadaThe National Ballet of Canada is preparing to tour the hit production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Los Angeles’ Music Center for five performances, October 19 – 21, 2012. The engagement will mark the National Ballet’s first performance in LA in 35 years.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Christopher Wheeldon was a huge success with audiences and critics alike when it made its world premiere in 2011. In Toronto, the premiere performed to sold-out houses, breaking box office records, with fans waiting in line for hours to purchase tickets.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Touring by the Numbers:

Number of transport trucks required to ship sets and costumes: 9 (53 foot trucks)
Number of hours trucks are on the road: 120
Number of National Ballet personnel on tour: 103
(71 dancers, 14 artistic and administrative staff 16 wig, wardrobe and crew members 2 healthcare team members)
Number of performances in LA: 5
Number of years since National Ballet performed in LA: 35
Number of costumes shipped: 193
Number of wigs shipped: 75
Number of pointe shoes shipped: 250
Number of days to set up the stage: 4
Number of crew required for load in and out:  56

Following the LA engagement, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will open the National Ballet’s 2012/13 season in Toronto at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on November 10, 2012. The company also tours Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, January 18 – 27, 2013 and Romeo and Juliet to Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, April 17 – 21, 2013.

Lead philanthropic support for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland provided by an anonymous friend of the National Ballet with additional support generously provided by The Catherine & Maxwell Meighen Foundation, Richard M. Ivey, C.C., Rosamond Ivey, Robert & Judith Lawrie and Wallace & Margaret McCain.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is generously supported by The Monument Trust in memory of Simon Sainsbury.

The National Ballet of Canada thanks Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan for their generous support of the Los Angeles performances of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Lead philanthropic support for Romeo and Juliet is provided by Sandra & Jim Pitblado with additional generous support from Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan, The Catherine & Maxwell Meighen Foundation, an anonymous friend of the National Ballet and Walter Carsen, O.C.

Support provided by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Thomson Reuters and RBC Wealth Management, Co-Sponsors of the London Tour.

Air Canada is the Official Airline of The National Ballet of Canada.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Economic Development & Culture Department; the Government of Canada through the Honourable James Moore, Minister, the Department of Canadian Heritage; the Government of Ontario; and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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