From the Oakland Tribune.
Peninsula Ballet's 2004 'Nutcracker' tops all previous productions more...
By Keith Kreitman, CONTRIBUTOR
THE Peninsula Ballet's annual productions of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" have always been excellent, but this year's edition surpasses them all.
Perhaps it is the new artistic director, Michael Lowe, bringing a fresh vision to the organization.
Perhaps it is new ballet master Mario Alonzo, with his elegant exploration of artistic director emeritus Carlos Carvajal's beautiful and keenly honed choreography.
Perhaps it is the casting of remarkable new talent.