Performing Arts

November 29, 2014 5:00 PM

The Classical Beat: Beloved ‘Nutcracker’ production gets one more outing before it’s retired

The Kansas City Ballet will give its 42nd annual presentation of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” for 18 performances beginning this Saturday, Dec. 6, so it’s a rock-solid holiday tradition and isn’t going anywhere. But this is the last year for the current production, which was created for the Kansas City Ballet in 1981 by its illustrious former artistic director, Todd Bolender.

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