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By Linda Bernstein | Toys, novelties, and great Nutcracker pictures from around the world.

Joffrey Ballet celebrates 'Nutcracker' opening

The Joffrey Ballet hosted a joyous opening-night celebration Dec. 10 at the Chicago Cultural Center following its sold-out performance of the "Nutcracker" at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Over 3,600 theatergoers enjoyed the world premiere of this holiday classic re-imagined by …

Performing Arts

A Pair of ‘Nutcrackers,’ From Lincoln Center to Dumbo

It’s the holiday season, in case you hadn’t noticed, which means that nuts are cracking all around town. First and foremost, of course, at the Koch, …

Performing Arts

Guess Who Has the Best Nutcracker? That's Right: Colorado Ballet

Who has the best version of <i>The Nutcracker</i>? Colorado does.<p>After 56 years of Gumdrops and Mouse Kings, Sugar Plum Fairies and Nutcracker Princes, the …

Colorado

Their Sugar Plum Fairy! Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum Take Daughter Everly to The Nutcracker Ballet

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum have both proven that they have some serious moves, but the couple let the members of the Los Angeles Ballet do …

Channing Tatum

Review: Joffrey Ballet’s New ‘Nutcracker’ Leaves Some Tradition Behind

CHICAGO — “The Nutcracker” is traditionally set in Nuremberg, Germany, in the early 19th century. But across America, which presents far more productions of this ballet than any other country, the story is often transposed to the city in which it’s being performed. From New London, Conn., to …

Review: Pick a ‘Nutcracker,’ One From Balanchine, the Other Reimagined

Tchaikovsky’s music for “The Nutcracker” is and isn’t familiar. You think you’ve known it forever — it’s quoted all across popular culture — and yet you have only to listen to the overture, where the sprightly melody is soon irregularly punctuated by staccato chords, to hear how multilayered it is …

Best Bets: Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ is ‘most magical ni...

Clara saves the day in the Minnesota Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker,” choreographed by Allen Fields. The doll turns out to be a prince, and …

Performing Arts

Schrader ballet to perform ‘The Nutcracker (Clara’s Dream)’ | News, Sports, Jobs

Shows will be held 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Smoot Theatre, a matinee performance in Marietta at 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Peoples Bank Theatre and a …

Performing Arts

Review: Embracing inclusiveness keeps Ballet West's 'Nutcracker' classic and relevant

Every December, dance companies far and near seek to retool “The Nutcracker” in hopes of making it more relevant to modern-day audiences. This …

Salt Lake City

PD103 - 12 inch Plush Mouse King

<b>PD103:12" Plush Mouse King</b><p>Soft Plush Mouse King, with his royal crown and fine jcket with gold trim. Holds his sword ready to fight!

PD102 - 12 inch Plush Clara Doll

Category<p>30<p>Size (Width)<p>4 inches<p>Size (Height)<p>12 inches<p>Original Sku<p>Dolls:PD102<p>Brand<p>NBG - Nutcracker Ballet Gifts<p>Color<p>Pink, White, Gold<p>Size<p>4" X 12"

Kansas City Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ is imaginative, beautiful and continues to grow

Kansas City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” a completely new production in 2015, is a lovely, luxurious show crammed with imaginative details. …

The Arts

Kurt S. Adler 10-in. Musical Clara Christmas Decor

Sponsored Links<p>Outside companies pay to advertise via these links when specific phrases and words are searched. Clicking on these links will open a …

7 things to know about Oregon Ballet Theatre's 'Nutcracker'

It wouldn't be the holidays without "The Nutcracker."<p>There's no shortage of "Nutcracker" performances in the Portland area, but the grand dame of …

Entertainment

Princely Duties at “The Nutcracker”

In addition to being a holiday entertainment, “The Nutcracker” is, of course, a ballet about children facing down (and conquering) grownup fears. It is, after all, the tale of two children who save the world, at least the world inside Marie’s head. This is particularly true of George Balanchine’s …

FLMWG-005AA: Turning Ballerina Musical Snowglobe - Plays "Waltz of the Flowers" - African American

<b>FLMWG-005AA: Ballerina Musical Snowglobe - African American - Plays "Waltz of the Flowers"</b><p>Get your waltz on with a musical snowglobe featuring a …

The least shall be first: In Washington Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker,’ kids are the stars

A “Nutcracker” is only as good as its kids are cute.<p>This most popular of ballets, loved far and wide, and for many, the only ballet they may ever see, rests not on the strength of its ballerina but on the cleverness and adorability of its least-experienced and littlest dancers. Invariably, whether …

Performing Arts

Crafting a new 'Nutcracker' for the Joffrey Ballet

In 1987, when choreographer Robert Joffrey created his version of “The Nutcracker” for the Joffrey Ballet, he broke ground by moving the story from …

Performing Arts

"Clara And The Nutcracker" Musical Egg

This exclusive Peter Carl Faberge-style musical egg from The Bradford Exchange features:<p>An extraordinary first-of-a-kind collectible egg-shaped music …

The Arts

In Ballet Quad-Cities' 20th Nutcracker, a dream comes true for 14-year-old dancer

At 14, Sarah McVey has already clinched a career high.<p>The young ballet dancer swears by it.<p>"I've been dreaming about doing this my entire life," …

Performing Arts

New York City Ballet Introduces Its Future With a Flurry of ‘Nutcracker’ Debuts

How do you make your debut in roles as exalted as the Sugarplum Fairy and her cavalier in “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker”? And how much does a debut performance count for? The questions recurred this Christmas season at New York City Ballet when the company — investing in its future — gave …

Backstage at ‘The Nutcracker’

Thousands experience the beauty of George Balanchine’s classic ballet at Lincoln Center each year. Far fewer see what happens behind the scenes — the makeup and mouse heads — or what life is like for the dancers and workers who put on 49 performances in 38 days. Here is a sketchbook, in pictures …

Ballet

Meant for the stage: Dancing with S.F. Ballet’s 'Nutcracker'

Daniel Deivison-Oliveira’s mother likes to tell a story about her son.<p>During his childhood in Brazil, when he was two or three years old, he drew a …

Performing Arts

So Many Sugarplums, Past and Present

<b>Sugarplums and Cavaliers</b><p>Not only does New York City Ballet plan to present a record number of Sugarplum Fairy ballerinas this year (22) and Cavaliers (17) in “George Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcracker,’ ” but it’s also giving audiences a bumper crop of debuts in the roles: six new Sugarplums, four new …

‘The Nutcracker’ Gives Young Dancers a Spotlight Role

It was like a Sugarplum Fairy assembly line. As soon as one pink-tutu-clad dancer finished her variation at a stage rehearsal on Monday, Peter Martins, New York City Ballet’s ballet master in chief, offered notes or pointers, smiled and called out, barber-like, “Next!”<p>Then another Sugarplum Fairy, …

60-inch Deluxe Nutcracker King with Cape | Overstock.com Shopping - The Best Deals on Seasonal Decor

3 Easy Ways to Decorate Your Front Porch for Fall<p>Autumn’s perfect temperatures and vibrant colors have a special place in my heart. Like clockwork, …

Veteran dancer performs his final 'Nutcracker' for Festival Ballet Providence

After 25 years, Mindaugas Bauzys, the company's star, will hang up his ballet shoes at the end of the season.<p>Misha Djuric, the man behind Festival …

Festivals