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Tennessee-flavored ‘Nutcracker’ shines

With enchanted toys, whimsical fairies and the glorious music of Tchaikovsky, it’s easy to lose yourself in the magic of Nashville’s Nutcracker. But thanks to the unique concept and vision of artistic director Paul Vasterling, the Nashville Ballet ensures that we never lose sight of home.

Set against the backdrop of the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition, Vasterling’s Nashville’s Nutcracker honors all of the traditional elements of the timeless ballet, while infusing young Clara’s holiday dreams with a variety of local landmarks and historical figures. (FULL ARTICLE: Amy Stumpfl, The Tennessean)