In the video below, ArtsATL takes you into the Atlanta Ballet’s rehearsal studio, where the dancers are preparing for the annual performances of the classic “Nutcracker,” which opens on December 6 and runs through December 29. Artistic director John McFall talks about keeping it fresh. One new flourish: illusionist Drew Thomas will play the mysterious Drosselmeyer through December 15.
Bonus: A special video on our Facebook page allows you to slip into the Atlanta Ballet costume shop.
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