From the Contra Costa Times.
AROUND SAN RAMON: MONICA LANDER
This 'Nutcracker' sure to impress
AN EXCITING production of a holiday classic will light up the Village Theatre stage and promise to leave visions of sugarplums dancing even in Scrooge's head this season.
"Impressions of the Nutcracker," presented by the San Ramon Valley Dance Academy, is back for its 22nd year with new costumes, new sets, new choreography and new surprises all along Clara's journey through the "Land Of The Sweets."
Husband-and-wife team Ed and Gayle Farley of San Ramon, while new as directors of the production, are familiar faces locally, having starred in the leading roles of Sugar Plum, Herr Drosselmeyer and Spanish Chocolate as well as choreographing and designing costumes for about 18 of the 22 productions.