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Making up for lost Christmastime

Our schedule got wonky this week and there was no Monday video, plus the week before that I was off and my own, internal schedule got wonky and there was no Monday video. So, to make it up to you, here’s a Not Monday video. Presenting: My Favorite Nutcracker. Take it, Mikhail B!

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About Jenn

Despite being the former digital marketing intern at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Jenn German does not like Mozart. Beethoven could've totally beaten him up. Also she has an arts management graduate degree from American University, but this changes nothing.

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2 thoughts on “Making up for lost Christmastime

  1. I have been comparing the versions, as well. Just saw this one for first time. Mainly a star-vehicle for MB, but also adds a lot of emotion + identify-ability to the characters. Interesting, in a coked-up, eighties-sort of way (not a fan of the sets) (read Dancing On My Grave by Gelsey Kirkland, “Clara”)… but it wouldn’t be Christmas w/o Nutcracker, in all its incarnations !

    Posted by Diana | December 21, 2012, 1:40 pm
    • Oh, yeah, I read Dancing on My Grave – definitely some messed up stuff happening there. But I love the poignancy of Clara’s role in this version. By removing the Sugar Plum Fairy and creating a dream that symbolizes her coming of age, her reluctance to leave the dream approaches heartbreaking. I know it’s not really what the original story had in mind as such, but I love it anyway. 🙂

      And the Mouse King is hilarious.

      Posted by Jenn | December 21, 2012, 6:33 pm

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