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Reno Arts Fix (Dec. 1): The Odd Couple and Buttcracker Reviewed



Last week I had the pleasure of enjoying two wonderful plays that reminded me of just how much talent Reno Theater has. Here are some details and thoughts about my experience.

Buttcracker at Bruka Theater

“This is the weirdest thing I ever saw, and I love it!” I overheard an audience member say about Buttcracker 6 last Thursday at the Bruka Theater. In its sixth version, this fun and off center parody will take you down the rabbit hole and perhaps even a bit further.

A large cast of seasoned and new talented actors and crew give this stage extravaganza a dynamic undertone. Buttcracker has become a staple for the holiday season at the Bruka Theater, and its run is always sold out. Get your tickets while you can and enjoy this fun play.

I don’t want to give away too much of the story here, and when you see it you will understand. Take a look at the photos for just a taste, and trust me, there are many more layers to experience.

Buttcracker is running through December 19th. Here is a link to Bruka’s website for more information: http://www.bruka.org/

The Odd Couple (Female Version) at Reno Little Theater

23377704631_6040c287c0-1014685-5871380If you have seen The Odd Couple before, be it the original movie, the television show, or the original play, then this rendition at the Reno Little Theater will be reminiscent of that.

Revised by Neal Simon in 1985, The Female Odd Couple is a very slight twist on the original play.

The lead characters are Florence Ungar and Olive Madison. The poker game became Trivial Pursuit, and their friends, you guessed it, became girlfriends: Mickey, Sylvie, Vera and Renee.

The Pigeon sisters, became the Costazuela brothers, Manolo and Jesus. Directed by Corey Edward, this rendition is well acted, and very entertaining. Running through December 19th.

Here is a link to Reno Little Theater’s website for more information: http://renolittletheater.org/


Here are some exciting things to keep an eye out for:

Peanutcracker, Sierra Nevada Ballet

Based on Marius Petipa‘s original ballet “The Nutcracker,” PEANUTCRACKER – THE STORY IN A NUTSHELL is a shorter, 45-minute narrated version that is designed for families with younger children to introduce them to the wonderful world of ballet.

Here is a link to the Sierra Nevada Ballet’s web site for more information: http://www.sierranevadaballet.org/Sierra-Nevada-Ballet-Performances.html

Ebenezer Christmas Carol at the Eldorado

The Eldorado Resort Casino is ringing in the holiday season with “Ebenezer A Musical Christmas Carol” showing Nov. 24 through Dec. 27 at the Eldorado Theatre.

Here is a link to the Eldorado’s web site for more information: http://www.eldoradoreno.com/reno-entertainment/Christmas-Carol-%E2%80%98Ebenezer%E2%80%99-Opens-Nov–24-at-the-Eldorado/

Laughing Owl Productions presents A Christmas Carol

Opening December 11th and running through December 27th.

Dramatized with flair and wit in a version first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this adaptation of the ageless story captures Dicken’s ironic point of view while it creates a panaoramic view of Victorian London.  We are excited to be featuring over 20 actors between the ages of 8 & 80, starring Chip Arnold as Scrooge.

Here is a link to Laughing Owl’s website for more information: http://www.laughingowlproductions.com/#!current-production/cb3i

Dana Nollsch
Dana Nollschhttp://www.photozen.us
Dana Nollsch is a lifelong Reno area resident. He is a photographer, artist, journalist, and spiritual leader. His work has been seen in many local publications and many national publications as well, award winning for his photojournalism. Dana has a unique eye that shows in his photography and a unique voice that is evident in his writing. His involvement in the local theater and arts community gives him an informed and honest perspective. Owner and operator of PhotoZen he offers his skills and insight to many industries.