Topics » Arts & Entertainment   Dec. 21, 2010

Photo Essay: Nutcrackers Around the Nation Display Regional Flair

Nashville Ballet

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Photo: by Heather Thorne

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Nashville Ballet

Nashville Ballet's Nashville Nutcracker is set during Tennessee Centennial Exhibition in 1897. "It was a time of great possibility in Nashville, and the exhibition was probably a very magical event for lots of people," said CEO and Artistic Director Paul Vasterling. Here, local landmarks such as the Parthenon, the State Capitol and Belle Meade Mansion dot the background as Drosselmeyer (Eric Harris) and Clara (Sophie Scott) visit the German toy maker (Dillon Davis) at the exhibition in the opening scene.

Photo Essay

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