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Ballet Tennessee's "A Christmas Carol" 2003
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Author:  gaeadea [ Sat Dec 13, 2003 10:42 am ]
Post subject:  Ballet Tennessee's "A Christmas Carol" 2003

Ballet Tennessee’s New Take On A Christmas Carol

by Bart Whiteman
posted December 13, 2003

In a country that is running the serious risk of bludgeoning Christmas into an early retail death, with Christmas decorations shamelessly beginning to appear around July 4th, it is always encouraging to see someone step up to the plate to give the little be-tinseled and be-tousled holiday a new lift. In the performing world, most dance companies drag out their dusty version of The Nutcracker, theatre companies drag out their version of A Christmas Carol, and recording artists lay down a few tracks of the old standards usually in August, although some will give it another shot at trying to unseat Bing Crosby’s White Christmas from the perennial yuletide throne.

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