Monday, December 7, 2009

Nutcracker, Abridged

How appropriate it is that as we enjoy our first snow of the season, our very own sugarplums of Princeton University Ballet (PUB) prepare for their first "Nutcracker." As a ballet-lover myself, my childhood Christmases always included an annual trip to the theater to enjoy this Tchaikovsky ballet. A two-act fairytale, "The Nutcracker" tells the story of a young girl who travels to the Kingdom of Sweets with her prince, the former Nutcracker. Is it a little cheesy? Yes, but you can't help but smile and enjoy the tradition that this ballet represents. And with the end of the fall semester fast approaching, aren't we all in the mood for a little light-hearted fun?

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--Margaret McNamara