Saturday, February 28, 2009

Feature: The Nutcracker

More Nutcrackers than you can shake a stick at. Theater schedules are very tight in December, even for small towns!

Dueling Nutcrackers Vie for Audience
by Cathy Murillo

Because of an unavoidable scheduling conflict, both Santa Barbara Festival Ballet and State Street Ballet will present their respective Nutcrackers on December 13 and 14, at essentially the same curtain times. Heightening the sense of competition, State Street Ballet will forego its Hollywood-themed presentation of art deco sets and 1930s costumes, so both productions will be turned out in traditional fairytale ballet style.

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