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The Nutcracker ballet curls up with a book.

If anyone from this cast of The Nutcracker wants to read the original E.T.A. Hoffmann story on which the ballet is based, they won't have to Google it. They can simply locate it on a nearby bookshelf. The Carnegie Performing Arts Center's 30th Nutcracker takes place in the historic Andrew Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie, PA. The town and library are named after the steel magnate and philanthropist who built the library in 1901.

The Nutcracker will be performed in the library's Music Hall, which was modeled after Carnegie Hall in New York. Monica Ryan, artistic director for the Performing Arts Center school and resident company, Ballet Forte, choreographed the production and directs a cast of more than 100 local children and adults. Some of Ryan's former students have gone on to perform with the New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre.
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Author:Lubarr, Yael
Publication:Dance Magazine
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 1, 2005
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