The Nutcracker Backstage The Story and the Magic Angela Whitehill and William Noble First is the enchanting story of the Nutcracker ballet, lavishly illustrated with color performance photographs. Then, we are shown the reality of what goes on backstage to create the magic of the performance. Each chapter is devoted to a single Nutcracker character or group of characters. The authors touch on auditions, dancer training, the birth of Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable musical score, costuming, and who does what behind the curtain. Stories and comments from many artistic directors, dancers, production personnel and choreographers highlight the text. For more books by the authors, please see Education & Technique: Children

The Nutcracker Backstage

  • The Story and the Magic 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
  • PBC01317