Photo Essay: Nutcrackers Around the Nation Display Regional Flair
Photo: Baton Rouge Ballet Theater
Baton Rouge Ballet Theater
Baton Rouge Ballet Theater Artistic Directors Molly Buchman and Sharon Matthews decided to give their production some Cajun heart and southern soul. In their "Nutcracker: A Tale from the Bayou," Clara journeys from her family's antebellum mansion, through the snow-covered trees of Oak Alley Plantation, lifting off in a hot-air balloon to arrive at the stained-glass halls of the Old State Capitol.