Resources for your Nutcracker's Tea

We love the Nutcracker. But every year we cringe as the curtain rises on the second act knowing what's coming next. How do we change this classic and beloved work to be more respectful while maintaining the spirit, tradition, and FUN of this great divertissement?
Read on for some tips on how to update your production's Nutcracker costumes, make-up, and choreography to be more character and less caricature. 

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Costumes

What are the sources for your costume choices?

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Make Up

More info coming soon!

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Choreography

How to stay true to steps passed down in a classical ballet while being respectful to Asian Americans today?

San Francisco Ballet's Lonnie Weeks in Tomasson’s Nutcracker. Photo © Erik Tomasson