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Value Added: The economics behind ‘The Nutcracker’ are no fairy tale

Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker is more than a rite of the holiday season. The annual show’s run accounts for 56 percent of all tickets sold each year by the company. Those little mushrooms, snowflakes, clowns, dancing rats and sugar plum fairies are the chief reason the ballet can put on shows at all. (FULL ARTICLE: Thomas Heath, Washington Post)