'Tis the season for tradition and this one's extra special: the New Jersey Ballet production of "The Nutcracker" is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Considered to be the longest-running professional production in New Jersey, this "Nutcracker" has been performed more than 900 times by more than 6,000 performers. Performances run until December 26.
Waltz in with Jesse and Dave as they talk with some of the people bringing this exuberant event to life.
originally published: 12/21/2021
About the author: Jesse North is a journalist whose coverage through video and print includes breaking news, politics, crime, and entertainment, with a focus on diversity and inclusion in the arts. In addition to JerseyArts.com, Jesse’s work has been seen on NBC News, Us Weekly, Broadway.com, Entertainment Weekly, People, and 92nd Street Y. | Dave Tavani is a freelance videographer and still photographer based in the Philadelphia area. In recent years, Dave has worked on a variety of projects, mostly for nonprofit and arts organizations. In addition to JerseyArts.com, he works on video projects for McCarter Theatre Center, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Visit Philadelphia, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and ArtPride New Jersey.
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