By Eli Keel for INSIDER LOUISVILLE
November 11th, 2017
Louisville has its share of holiday traditions, including the Louisville Ballet‘s “Nutcracker,” a crowd favorite that has been in production locally for 60 years. That’s a lot of memories, and this holiday season you can look back at some of those memories and what it took to make them.
Thanks to a partnership between the Louisville Ballet and the Frazier History Museum, “Nutcracker the Exhibition: 60 Years of Magic and Majesty” will feature photos, sets, props and newspaper clippings that span the history of the production. It also has a special section that focuses on the thousands of children who have performed in the show, including some interactive elements for kids.
The exhibition was curated in part by a longtime Louisville Ballet performer, Helen Daigle. She spoke with Insider during “Night of Thousand Thanks,” a new event where the ballet hosts and toasts the donors and other friends of the company.