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The Nutty Nutcracker

It has become a Ballet West tradition... an annual spoof on the holiday favorite "The Nutcracker".
Have you heard of the Nutty Nutcracker?  It has become Ballet West's annual spoof on the holiday favorite.

LAUGHS FROM PAST "NUTTY" NUTCRACKERS
A cameo appearance from Waldo of the famed "Where's Waldo?" books
- A rubber chicken in place of the traditional Nutcracker doll
- A pesky bumblebee in The Waltz of the Flowers
- Herr Drosselmeyer on roller blades with a pink afro
- Disco dancing party guests
ABOUT BALLET WEST'S "THE NUTCRACKER"
The Nutcracker had its Utah premiere in 1955 at Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah
- Choreographed by Ballet West Founder Willam Christensen
- This year marks the 56th annual production of Ballet West's The Nutcracker
- The first production of Ballet West's "The Nutcracker" used a cast of 75 local dancers.
- Today, more than 500 children from across Utah audition for the sought-after children's roles,
resulting in nearly 280 children in four different casts.

The Nutty nutcracker is Friday, December 30th at 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 31st at 2 p.m.  For ticket information, go to: http://www.balletwest.org or call (801) 355-ARTS.

There is a Sports Night at the Ballet on Friday, December 30th at 5 p.m. at the Hilton in Salt lake City, 255 South West Temple.
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