This inside look at the "The Nutcracker" combines both the story and insights into the performance, creating a rich complement to the classic ballet. Abundant illustrations and elaborate explanations of each character, from the Nutcracker Prince to Mother Ginger, provides an invaluable supplement to the ballet experience. The story behind Tchaikovsky's famous score and the elements of a quality performance are explained. The trials of auditioning and training are chronicled with the testimony of professional dancers, artistic directors, and choreographers who have been part of successful productions.
The Nutcracker Backstage
Princeton Book Company Publishers
The Story and the Magic