But the version here is choreographed with a twist. It stars George Washington as the Nutcracker. In addition to dancing snowflakes and sugar plums, they've added a few cherry blossoms, but they remain true to Tchaikovsky’s music.
The Cuban American choreographer and artistic director, Septime Webre, has been with the Washington Ballet since 1999. It is a professional company, and the Nutcracker gives many young local dancers the chance to shine. And last year, there were some cameo appearances by non other than Mayor Gray, and Council Member Jack Evans, complete with top hat.
The Nutcracker opens on November 24th and runs though December 23rd, and most performances are at the Warner Theater. Performances tend to sell out, so it's best to make plans now if you'd like to attend.
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