Tuning Up: Nutcracker season returns

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“Tuning Up” is a morning post series where The Hub delivers curated, quick-hit arts stories of interest to readers. Sometimes there will be one story, sometimes there will be several. Get in tune now, and have a masterpiece of a day. And now, in no particular order…


Welcome to Nutcracker season.

When you think of the holidays through the lens of the performing arts, two things immediately cross your mind: Handel’s Messiah (perhaps with audience participation), and… The Nutcracker.

Some have come and gone, but the “granddaddy of them all” in South Carolina (if The Rose Bowl Game™ will pardon our use of the parlance…) is the one staged by SCAC General Operating Support (GOS) grantees Columbia City Ballet and Executive Director William Starrett. This year, the production winds its way through central and eastern South Carolina and even took a dip into Savannah, Ga. on Thanksgiving weekend. It begins a two-weekend run in Columbia this Friday night.

From the story:

“Diversity has played a major role in the 2018 performance, from the dancers to the costumes and production design. ‘There’s all different kinds of snowflakes and flowers and different kinds of human beings,’ said Starrett. The creative minds at Columbia City Ballet crafted the performance to represent the diversity of modern life.”

The Hub can get behind that.

Read more: Excitement builds as Columbia City Ballet’s The Nutcracker premieres this weekend (ColaDaily.com)


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