‘Nutz Re-Mixed!’: A serendipitous adventure

‘Nutz Re-Mixed!’ is a dazzling family show that offers a 21st century spin on the classic ‘Nutcracker,’ plays at the Hammer Theatre in San Jose through December 4.photo: Jana Marcus

You feel you are sitting on a rainbow and are fascinated with the edgy Tandy Beal’s take on The Nutcracker, in Nuts Re-Mixed! Here is entertainment that sits outside the box that gives a uniquely serendipitous experience.

Circling around The Nutcracker with flame twirlers, jugglers, hoops, a Cyr wheel, foot balancing, Mexican folkloric dancers, well-done ballet, hilarious routines with glorious, glittering, interesting costumes, the acts blend smoothly and go from one fascinating performance to another, all under the creative magic of Tandy Beal, who has been mounting shows for 40 years on four continents.

The most captivating part is the music that runs throughout the production accompanying the acts. A six-voice band known as So VoSo supplies the rhythms, melodies and sounds effects. Truly amazing. I thought I had seen it all in 40 years of reviewing shows.

For a different take on The Nutcracker that will keep you entertained for two hours, Nutz Re-Mixed! will put you in the holiday spirit and you will walk out of the newly appointed Hammer Theatre with a great smile on your face.


‘Nutz Re-Mixed!’

Tandy Beal & Company

Hammer Theater Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose

Performances through  Dec. 4

Tickets: $25-$65

For reservations and details: call: (408) 924-8501 or visit www.NutzRemixed.com

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