The Nutcracker Backstage : The Story and the Magic
Angela Whitehill and William Noble, Introduction by Wendy Whelan
This gorgeous book, a pleasure for kids, students and adults is full of the color and enchantment of a performance of The Nutcracker.
The Nutcracker Backstage starts with the full story of the Nutcracker followed by the backstage story from companies across the country of auditions, rehersals, costuming, makeup and the making of magical effects. Advice and stories from artistic directors, dancers, producers and choreographers show us how The Nutcracker becomes a favorite holiday spectacular- and why we love it.
Prime ballerina and Associate Artistic Director of the NYCB Wendy Whelan takes us through her years of portraying Nutcracker characters from age seven, when she was a mouse to the starring role of the Sugar Plum Fairy as an adult.
Lavishly illustrated by 103 full color photographs that were provided by:
American Ballet Theatre
Ballet Ensemble of Texas Pacific Northwest Ballet
Ballet Tucson Princeton Ballet
New AdventuresCompany San Diego Civic Ballet
New Jersey Ballet The New York City Ballet
Olympic Ballet Theatre Vermont ballet Theatre
Oregon Ballet Theatre Vineland Regional Dance Company
The Nutcracker Backstage
120 pages, hardbound, 8” x 9-1/4” 111 photographs, 103 in full color ISBN 0-87127-264-4 ISBN-13 978-0-87127-264-5