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The Party Audition

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Aspiring dancer Victoria Page auditions for impresario Boris Lermontov at a party. As Page and aspiring pianist Julian Caster vie for the impresario’s attention, they soon find that their talents are best used when combined, resulting in this awe inspiring piece.

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♪♪♪ [ Orchestral music plays ] -Next, on 'Great Performances'... Matthew Bourne's Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation 'The Red Shoes,' a ballet inspired by the classic film and fairy tale.

It's the story of aspiring ballerina Victoria Page... ♪♪♪ ...the impresario who wants to make her his star... ♪♪♪ ...and the composer who will not sell out and wants to set her free.

♪♪♪ Vicky lives to dance, but, when she gives in to her passion for the red shoes, she cannot stop on her own and her stage life begins to eclipse her real life.

♪♪♪ Set in Hollywood's Golden Age, the ballet features the lush film scores of Bernard Herrmann and an award-winning set design.

♪♪♪ One dancer's dark dream to be the greatest in the world is next.

♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Metal squeaks, clacks ] [ Electricity buzzing ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Slam ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Clack ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Thwack ] [ Clacking ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Applause ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -[ Snapping fingers ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -[ Clapping ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -[ Snaps fingers ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Applause ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -[ Clapping ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -[ Snapping fingers ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Snapping fingers ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Snaps fingers ] ♪♪♪ [ Slapping piano ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Clap ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Snaps fingers ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Thumping ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -[ Clapping ] ♪♪♪ [ Snapping fingers ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -[ Clapping ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -Ow!

♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Applause ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Train whistle blowing ] ♪♪♪ [ Train chugging ] ♪♪♪ [ Gulls squawking ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Waves crashing ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Applause ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -[ Sneezes ] -Shh!

♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -[ Slam ] -[ Thump ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Applause ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Applause ] -[ Tapping ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Whistle blows ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Whistle blows ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Whistle blows ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Whistle blows ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Whistle blows ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Whistle blows ] ♪♪♪ [ Electricity buzzing ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Wind whistling ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Wind whistling ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Birds squawking ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Applause ] [ Rhythmic applause ] [ Cheering and whistling ] [ Rhythmic applause's tempo increases ] [ Cheering and applause ] [ Cheering intensifies ] [ Rhythmic applause ] -[ Chanting ] Vicky! Vicky! Vicky!

Vicky! Vicky! Vicky!

[ Drumbeat ] Vicky! Vicky! Vicky!

Vicky! Vicky! Vicky! Vicky!

♪♪♪ [ Applause ] ♪♪♪ [ Cheering and applause ] ♪♪♪ [ Laughter ] ♪♪♪ [ Clapping ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -Whoo!

♪♪♪ [ Laughter ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -Whoo!

♪♪♪ Whoo!

[ Laughter and whooping ] ♪♪♪ -[ Patting thighs ] ♪♪♪ Whoo!

[ Cheering and applause ] ♪♪♪ -Hey! [ Clap-clap ] -[ Speaks indistinctly ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Whooping ] ♪♪♪ [ Cheering and laughter ] ♪♪♪ [ Rhythmic clapping ] Whoo!

♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ Oh! [ Laughter ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -Victoria!

♪♪♪ [ Cheering ] ♪♪♪ [ Cheering ] -[ Clapping ] [ Whooping ] ♪♪♪ -Hey, hey, hey!

♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ Hey!

Hey!

♪♪♪ Hey!

Hey!

[ Whooping ] [ Fireworks exploding ] ♪♪♪ [ Applause ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -[ Clap ] [ Clap ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -[ Clapping ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Thwack ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -[ Clap ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Applause ] ♪♪♪ [ Applause ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Cheering and applause ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Drumroll ] [ Cymbals crash ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Cymbal crashes ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -Hah!

[ Cymbal crashes ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Cymbal crashes ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Cymbal crashes ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Cymbal crashes ] ♪♪♪ Hah!

Hah!

♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Cymbal crashes ] ♪♪♪ [ Applause ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Train whistle blows ] [ Train chugging ] [ Whistle blowing intensifies ] -[ Sobbing ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -[ Strikes palm ] ♪♪♪ [ Strikes palm ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Train whistle blows ] ♪♪♪ [ Rhythmic clapping ] ♪♪♪ [ Train whistle blows ] ♪♪♪ [ Brakes screeching ] [ Steam hissing ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Applause ] [ Cheering and applause ] [ Whistling ] [ Cheering and applause continue ] [ Cheering intensifies, trilling ] [ Cheering intensifies, whistling ] ♪♪♪ [ Applause continues ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Cheering and applause ] ♪♪♪ -To find out more about this and other 'Great Performances' programs, visit... Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

♪♪♪ [ Cheering and applause ] [ Cheering and applause continue ] [ Cheering intensifies ] [ Cheering intensifies ] ♪♪♪

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