Nashville Ballet's Nutcracker at TPAC's Jackson Hall 

Second Time Around

Second Time Around
It’s often hard to say something new about the great Tchaikovsky’s most beloved musical work, so Nashville Ballet took that to heart last year when it bucked tradition and presented its own Nashville-themed version. Out went the familiar setting and characters and in came late 19th century Music City, a Belle Meade home for the little heroine Clara, appearances by important Nashvillians from the past, a Mother Ginger renamed and reimagined with a Dolly Parton twist, a visual scheme echoing the style of The Wizard of Oz and Currier & Ives and a few story tweaks from artistic director Paul Vasterling. The second mounting of the new Nutcracker again pulls out all the stops with scenery and costumes. This production offers accompaniment by the Nashville Symphony and a huge cast, featuring premiere company regulars such as Christine Rennie and Eddie Mikrut, not to mention some 200 youth cast members, including committed youngsters who hail from all over the state and Kentucky. There are 10 total performances over two weekends.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: Dec. 11. Continues through Dec. 20, 2009


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