In the aftermath of the pandemic, Festival Ballet Providence is launching a new Nutcracker.
After a year without sugar plums, snowflakes and polichinelles, ballet companies nationwide are desperate to bring the holiday cheer—and profitability—of The Nutcracker back to their stages. For some, COVID-19 health concerns are forcing companies to rethink their productions. In September, New York City Ballet announced it wouldn’t allow children under 12 years old, who were too young to be vaccinated against the virus, to perform. While that means NYCB may have to tweak costumes and casting more than in a typical year, the company, like most others in the U.S., is going forward with its existing production. Festival Ballet Providence, on the other hand, is debuting a new Nutcracker December 17–26—an unexpected move when Nutcracker is many companies’ most financially reliable warhorse.
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