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The Nutcracker

What My Daughter Learned from The Nutcracker

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

Last week, my daughter and I were in a production of The Nutcracker at The Joffrey Ballet School. Before the show she cried because she wanted to be onstage NOW. After her part was done she cried because she wanted to go back on stage NOW.

American Ballet Theatre's 'Nutcracker': A Story That Enchants by Keeping Some Things Real

Meghan Feeks | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Meghan Feeks

"Christmas is weird. What other time of year do you sit around a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks?" This got me thinking about how bizarre many hallowed Christmas traditions are, perhaps none more so than The Nutcracker.

15 Questions With Isabella Boylston, Nutcracker Guest Artist With the Royal Danish Ballet

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

When American Ballet Theatre soloist Isabella Boylston is taking part in the company's new Dancer Exchange Program which has her performing in Copenhagen with the Royal Danish Ballet. She kindly consented to answer a few questions about her experience there.

A Holiday Letter to Dancers

Sarah Draugelis | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
Sarah Draugelis

Lately I've been floating on this nostalgic sensation, remorseful over this time period even though it isn't over. I simply cannot put into words how ...

The Lesbian's Guide to Watching the Nutcracker

Lauren Warnecke | Posted 02.05.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Warnecke

I've come to rescue you. You see, it's possible to understand, and even enjoy The Nutcracker.

This NSFW Version Of The Nutcracker Is The Greatest Holiday Homage Ever

Posted 12.05.2013 | Arts

This is the holiday performance extravaganza we've been waiting for. Don't get us wrong, we love the traditional Nutcracker ballet as much as the next...

An Enthralling Nutcracker at New York Theatre Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.30.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Eschewing the cast of thousands, the grandeur of an opera house, and of Christmas trees that inflate to skyscraper height, this streamlined retelling of the Nutcracker glories in the virtues of economy and wit.

Creativity Behind the Scenes: Marketing

Phil Chan | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

I highly encourage arts organizations across the world to look into how a commitment to social media (and it is a commitment!) and thinking creatively can help raise the profile of your organization and sustain your base of support throughout the year!

The Lost Generation in the Audience

Phil Chan | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

It is our responsibility in the field to continue to push the artform to exciting new levels, and to also offer educational opportunities to the next generation.

Dance, A Holiday Tradition: Nut/Cracked Turns 10 at New York Live Arts

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 02.18.2013 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

Set to various arrangements from multiple genres of the music from the Nutcracker Suite, beginning to end, Nut/Cracked is a masterful mash-up of nostalgia, artistry, and fun.

"The Nutcracker," Long Beach Ballet

James Scarborough | Posted 12.13.2012 | Arts
James Scarborough

An annual dream. The holiday season. Presents bought and wrapped, trees decorated, houses lit. What better time, then, for the Long Beach Ballet to perform a visionary Nutcracker, their 30th production of the holiday classic?

Six Picks for the Week Ahead From the Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 02.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

December is well underway so, whether your shopping is done or not, take a breather and enjoy the splendors of the season as expressed in theaters and museums around town.

Go See the Nutcracker!

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 02.09.2013 | Arts
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Although I enjoy The Nutcracker for sentimental reasons, I think there are compelling reasons that we should all attend a local version.

Weekend Guide: Weed Rappers To Nutcrackers

Posted 11.30.2012 | Miami

The weekend before Art Basel Miami Beach feels like the city's on pause, resting up for 5 full days of art gawking and late nights of art partying. Bu...

PHOTO: Nicki Minaj's Ballet Inspired Ensemble?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.01.2012 | Black Voices

Just when we thought Nicki Minaj was starting to dress normal, the colorful rapper has given us yet another clownish outfit to shake our heads at--and...

PHOTOS: Maurice Sendak's Illustrations From 'The Nutcracker'

Posted 11.17.2012 | Books

We know it's a bit early to be thinking about Christmas (Thanksgiving hasn't even passed yet!), but we can't help but get excited when we think about ...

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Holiday Ballet Besides 'The Nutcracker'

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

With American ballet company directors and boards lamenting the low status of ballet in the minds of the general public, what would happen if our ballet companies offered more options during the holiday season? How did we get ourselves trapped in a can of Nuts?

PHOTOS: Visions Of Sugar Plum Fairies

Posted 12.19.2011 | Miami

Tonight is Miami City Ballet's closing performance of The Nutcracker at the Arsht Center before it moves to Broward later this week. After news of sta...

Weekend Guide: Nutcracker, Santa Con, And One Of The Smiths

Posted 12.16.2011 | Miami

Although it's 75 degrees and sunny, you can still get in on the holiday spirit with The Nutcracker, a holiday ice skating rink, and a Santa-themed pub...

10 Exciting Holiday Experiences In 5 American Cities

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 02.13.2012 | Travel
Marie Elena Martinez

A wealth of yuletide experiences around the country are just waiting to be discovered.

Weekend To-Do: Scuba Santa And A Bhangra Bone Marrow Drive

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.02.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- We can hardly believe it's already December, which means that holiday festivities are just starting to gear up. The Washington Ballet's ...

50 Years Of Washington Ballet's 'Nutcracker' (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.02.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This year, The Washington Ballet's celebrated "The Nutcracker" production turns half a century old. Its first show of the season was Thu...

Nutcracker Rehearsals Usher in the Holidays

Katita Waldo | Posted 01.14.2012 | San Francisco
Katita Waldo

The average person will cringe at the sight of Christmas merchandise hitting the shelves and complain about the early onset of the season. For us it has been going on a while now. Yes, before Halloween, Nutcracker gets started.

My Trip to the Nutcracker and Dinner at Po, Which Ended Up Being Nutcracker Part 2

Michelle Won | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michelle Won

My date and I decided on Po, the small West Villager best known as one of the first eateries where Mario Batali got his start. We got there early. But by the time we were done, the line was out the door.

Surreal And Adorable: 'Nutcracker' Cast Visits NYSE (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Performers from The New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker visited the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. In honor of its 56 anniversary on Broadway,...