Two articles from today's paper about BB's new Nutcracker:
From Keith Powers in the Boston Herald: ‘Nuts’ to the Rockettes: Boston Ballet vows holiday success despite move
As the season’s first snowfall fittingly swirled around their South End headquarters, Ballet leaders unveiled the changes facing this season’s “Nutcracker,” which opens Nov. 26 at the Boylston Street theater.
At a press conference in the Ballet’s offices on Clarendon Street yesterday, Executive Director Valerie Wilder and Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen took turns explaining the new partnerships (with Broadway in Boston/Clear Channel) and new artistic direction (extensive reworking of Act I, advanced lighting technology) that will characterize this year’s production
And from Geoff Edgers of the Boston Globe: ‘Nutcracker’ is given new look for new home
Boston Ballet has talked for months about reinventing “The Nutcracker” in the cozy confines of the Colonial Theatre. Yesterday, company leaders unveiled a long list of changes the audience will see when the curtain opens on a 45-show run Nov. 26.
There will be new sets, new costumes, and new choreography. The opening and closing scenes of the story will be different.
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