When it comes to Christmas holiday season entertainment in the U.S., The Nutcracker ballet ranks high on the list. The magical tale of a young girl who dreams of a heroic handsome prince that whisks her off to a land of sweets is a favorite of children and adults alike. So when former Pacific Northwest Ballet star Patricia Barker took over as artistic director of Grand Rapids Ballet Company in 2010, mounting a new Nutcracker production to replace the 30-year-old production the company had been doing was at the top of her to do list.
By Steve Sucato | Arts Air
Read the story at Arts Air | Published: December 4, 2014