The National Ballet of Canada Tours to Los Angeles for First Time in 35 Years with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

April 16, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada Tours to Los Angeles for First Time in 35 Years with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

The Cheshire Cat from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Artists of the ballet in rehearsal for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Photograph : Bruce Zinger


October 19 – 21, 2012

April 16, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada today announced that Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will tour to Los Angeles’ Music Center, October 19 – 21, 2012, as part of their 2012-2013 season. The National Ballet last toured to Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre in 1977 with Swan Lake.

The 2012/13 season is an exciting year for the National Ballet with international touring engagements in Los Angeles, Washington, DC and London, England. The company will tour Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to the Kennedy Centre in Washington, DC, January 18 – 27, 2013 and Romeo and Juliet to Sadler’s Wells in London, April 17 – 21, 2013.

A co-production with England’s Royal Ballet, 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 broke box office records, with fans waiting in line for hours to purchase tickets.

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 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; the Ontario Arts Foundation; the Ontario Trillium Foundation; and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.

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