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 Post subject: Fort Worth Dallas Ballet's 'Nutcracker'
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2001 4:49 am 
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<B>FWDB's 'Nutcracker' lovely but undramatic</B> <BR>By MARGARET PUTNAM / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News<P><BR>FORT WORTH – Were beauty the only requirement for The Nutcracker , Fort Worth Dallas Ballet's new version would be a triumph. The dancing was elegant, the drama nonexistent. <P>Bruce Simpson, the company's ballet master in chief, has made many changes to the story. Clara has a sister, who's engaged to Drosselmeyer's nephew. The nephew, Nutcracker, and Cavalier are all one. Drosselmeyer plays a bigger role in Clara's life, accompanying her to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. In most versions, the Nutcracker – transformed into a prince – is her escort. <P><A HREF="http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/STORY.ea85de8faa.b0.af.0.a4.3cafd.html" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Fort Worth Dallas Ballet's 'Nutcracker'
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2002 12:09 am 
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A Holiday Tradition: Fort Worth Dallas Ballet's The Nutcracker Opens Dec. 6

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Fort Worth Dallas Ballet (FWDB) presents the classic holiday favorite, The Nutcracker, December 6 through 22 at the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth and December 23 through 27 in The Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas. more


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2002 11:18 am 
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Toeing the line
Fort Worth Dallas Ballet's 'Nutcracker' a feast for the eyes, spirit
By Wayne Lee Gay
Star-Telegram Classical Music Critic

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At last count, there were about a dozen versions of The Nutcracker in the Fort Worth-Dallas area. But with the most opulent sets, the largest professional company and live orchestral accompaniment, the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet Nutcracker is one of the top choices for a classy holiday date, an afternoon out with the kids or a break from shopping and other holiday mayhem.

Although it's deeply entrenched in our holiday tradition, The Nutcracker is relatively new to American culture. The first full-length Nutcracker...
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Review: Toying with 'Nutcracker' ill-advised
Fort Worth Dallas Ballet has many charms despite 'improvements'

12/08/2002

By MARGARET PUTNAM / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News

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FORT WORTH – The allure of The Nutcracker is continuity. The tree will grow, snow will fall, the Nutcracker will slay the Rat King.

But if you see The Nutcracker year after year, your attention falls on the minor changes: Will Fritz be annoying or naughty, have the Snowflakes' costumes been altered, will the Polichinelles return to the skirts of Mother Ginger?

This year the answers are: annoying, yes (now the costumes look late-Victorian), and no.
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