Greater Niagara Ballet Company’s ‘Nutcracker’ production shows heart

By Steve Sucato News Contributing Reviewer One of Western New York’s oldest productions of “The Nutcracker,” Greater Niagara Ballet Company’s 36th annual version of the ballet, filled the stage of the Performing Arts Center at Niagara Falls High School on Saturday afternoon, mixing “Nutcracker” tradition with a very kid-friendly slant. Choreographed by ballet company founder and artistic director Beverley Feder and danced to a recording … Continue reading Greater Niagara Ballet Company’s ‘Nutcracker’ production shows heart

Joffrey’s ‘American’ Nutcracker Still Sparkles After A Quarter Century

December 2, 2012 PlayhouseSquare Center – State Theater Cleveland, OH By Steve Sucato In the 25-years since Robert Joffrey created his ‘American’ Nutcracker ballet, it has become one of the most popular touring productions of E.T.A. Hoffman’s classic holiday tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. For his version of the ballet conceived from a 1940 production by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and set … Continue reading Joffrey’s ‘American’ Nutcracker Still Sparkles After A Quarter Century