This review aired on KBAQ December 16, 2010
BALLET ARIZONA’S “NUTCRACKER” LUSH AND SUPERLATIVE
Ballet Arizona, Symphony Hall
An outstanding local holiday tradition is the annual Ballet Arizona production of Tchaikovsky’s festive “The Nutcracker.” In artistic director Ib Andersen’s superlative and lush production, the local “Nutcracker” rivals the finest of America’s many productions.
Several seasons ago, Ballet Arizona invested nearly $2 million in this lavish production with its lovely settings, magical costumes, and Andersen’s stunning choreography danced by the polished and posed Ballet Arizona company. Local dance students are featured in several youth roles. Topping off the triumph is the fabulous orchestral …