Aspen Santa Fe Ballet returns with “The Nutcracker”
December 8th, 2011
Omaha, NE – For the second year now, the Aspen Santa Fe Balletâ€™s The Nutcracker will be performed at Omahaâ€™s Orpheum Theater.
This traditional production of The Nutcracker has a large cast that includes professional dancers, along with about 80 young, local performers. Tom Mossbrucker, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s artistic director said the youngest cast members are five-year-olds, who play the part of bumblebees.
â€œItâ€™s not often that a young dancer gets to be in a professional production,” Mossbrucker said. (They) â€œget to dance alongside professional dancers and see the way they conduct themselves backstage.â€
â€œThey just learn a lot about the craft,â€ he said.
For this production, Mossbrucker said the audience will see beautiful costumes. He also described the set as colorful, bright, and whimsical.
â€œThe whole second act is based on … an old, antique carousel with golds, pinks, and colored lights, old fashioned light bulbs, and old fashioned carousel animals,” he said. “Thereâ€™s an ostrich, and a zebra, a frog, rabbits, and a horse.â€
â€œItâ€™s just very whimsical,â€ he said.
The Nutcracker kicks off Friday, December 9th and runs through the 11th at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Omaha.
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