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Symphony, star guests give 'The Nutcracker' extra shine

By Carol Egan
Special to the Star-Advertiser

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 21, 2013

~~<p>With its usual panache, Ballet Hawaii has produced another extravagant &quot;The Nutcracker,&quot; rich in talent from near and far. It also has, thankfully, returned to live music, played by the superb Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ann Krinitsky.</p>
<p>Based on a tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the action of &quot;The Nutcracker&quot; takes place in a 19th-century home in Germany in Act 1 and the Kingdom of the Sweets in Act 2. Sets by Peter Dean Beck and ornate costumes by Anne Namba, David Heuvel and Sharie Hartwell, enhanced by the subtle lighting of Trad A Burns, bring the story magically to life.</p>
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With its usual panache, Ballet Hawaii has produced another extravagant "The Nutcracker," rich in talent from near and far. It also has, thankfully, returned to live music, played by the superb Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ann Krinitsky.

Based on a tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the action of "The Nutcracker" takes place in a 19th-century home in Germany in Act 1 and the Kingdom of the Sweets in Act 2. Sets by Peter Dean Beck and ornate costumes by Anne Namba, David Heuvel and Sharie Hartwell, enhanced by the subtle lighting of Trad A Burns, bring the story magically to life. Login for more...



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