Press: Frazier History Museum and Louisville Ballet team up for ‘Nutcracker’ retrospective

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.



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The Brown Theatre
Choreography by Robert Curran
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchakiovsky

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The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

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Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center
Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Louisville Ballet Studios

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Spotlight Series: Impressionism to Jazz

March 3-5, 2022
The Brown Theatre
A mixed repertory evening featuring:


Choreography by George Balanchine

Music: "Pelléas et Mélisande" + "Shylock" by Gabriel Fauré

In G Major

Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Music: "Piano Concerto in G Major" by Maurice Ravel

World Premiere Work

Music by Louisville-based Jazz Composer and Musician, Dick Sisto

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Sleeping Beauty

March 31 - April 2, 2022
The Brown Theatre
Choreography by Adam Hougland
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchakiovsky

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