THE NUTCRACKER

Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Production conceived, directed and choreographed by Mikhail Baryshnikov
Choreography for "Waltz of the Snowflakes" by Vasily Vainonen
Scenery by Boris Aronson
Costumes by Frank Thompson
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton

World Premiere: (of original production) Imperial Ballet, Maryinsky Theatre, 12/18/1892
Original Cast: Antoinietta dell'Era, Pavel Gerdt, Nicolai Legat, Olga Preobrajenskaya
ABT Premiere: (of Baryshnikov production) Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., 12/21/76
Cast: Marianna Tcherkassky (Clara), Mikhail Baryshnikov (Nutcracker-Prince), Alexander Minz (Drosselmeyer), Warren Conover (Fritz), Gayle Young (Mr. Stahlbaum), Sallie Wilson (Mrs. Stahlbaum), Marcos Paredes (King of Mice)


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