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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri Dec 21, 2001 4:27 am ]
Post subject:  Nashville Ballet's 'Nutcracker'

<B>Nashville Ballet recruits boys to participate in the 'athletic art'</B> <BR>By LEON ALLIGOOD for The Tennessean Staff Writer<P><BR>Ryan Westbrooks, 12, found himself in the unlikeliest of places on Tuesday night. He was deep in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, in the part of the building that is a rabbit's warren of curving hallways that lead to more hallways. Each has multiple doors that lead to dressing rooms.<P>That is where Ryan found himself Tuesday night, in one of those dressing rooms, waiting on a summons upstairs to the stage of Jackson Hall for a final rehearsal of The Nutcracker, the classic holiday presentation.<P><A HREF="http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/01/11/11506145.shtml?Element_ID=11506145" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>

Author:  kurinuku [ Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Nashville Ballet's 'Nutcracker'

Quote:
'The Nutcracker' charms

By CINDY WATTS
The Daily News Journal
December 09, 2004

"Come expecting to be charmed," says Nashville Ballet artistic director Paul Vasterling during a recent telephone interview with The Daily News Journal. "There's nothing to understand. I think a lot of people have a problem with the ballet (in general) because they are striving to know what's going on. 'The Nutcracker' is so simple, everyone will get it."
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