‘Polar Express’ Author and ‘Wicked’ Designer join with Choreographer Caniparoli and Director Barker to create new ‘Nutcracker’ for Grand Rapids Ballet

NutcrackerWhen 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