The Arts Section 12/04/16
December 4th, 2016
On this edition of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek previews the Joffrey Ballet's re-imagined version of The Nutcracker. Joffrey artistic director Ashley Wheater and award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon weigh in on the upcoming world premiere. Gary also caught up with the author of a new biography about iconic singer-songwriter Paul Simon. A little later in the show, the Dueling Critics will review two new productions that share some thematic and structural qualities. And WDCB's Brian O'Keefe has a holiday story about a local man who is the official historian for Rankin-Bass Productions, the company that did the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman specials. All that, plus Gary's weekly Arts Section calendar.
The Joffrey Ballet is set unveil a new, re-imagined version of The Nutcracker that's set in the weeks leading up to Chicago's 1893 World's Fair. The new production was choreographed by world renowned choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.
A local man is the official historian for Rankin-Bass, the company that produce some of the most famous holiday TV specials.
A new biography dives deep into Paul Simon's life and career.