The Nutcracker

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Ballet)

Springfield Ballet's production of Tchaikovsky's ballet classic The Nutcracker has been a local holiday tradition for more than 30 years.  I talked with the company's Artistic and School Director, Ashley Paige Romines, about this year's version.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Ballet)

Springfield Ballet celebrates its 40th anniversary season this year, and the company has presented an annual holiday production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker for 31 of those years.  This year’s performances are December 16-19 at the Landers Theatre, but prior to that the company will offer “A Night for the Nutcracker,” a fundraising evening during which the new set will be revealed to the public.