Atlanta Ballet will give new meaning to “the magic of the holidays” this season as artistic director John McFall ups the ante by adding master illusionist Drew Thomas into the mix for the Company’s 53rd production of Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker, to be presented through Dec. 26 at the Fox Theatre in downtown Atlanta.
The whimsical holiday tale that follows young Marya’s unbelievable adventure with her handsome Nutcracker Prince will now have even more thrills and surprises as Thomas deftly introduces new illusions and special effects.
Since recreating Nutcracker in 1995, McFall has updated the production every year to keep it vibrant and fresh. This year he has completely reimagined Act 1, including the famous “party scene,” with new choreography, new characters and, of course, more magic. McFall has also invited the students from the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company back after a three-year hiatus to perform the “Chinese variation” in Act 2.
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