3/4/2015 I just got the information that the hall we used last year will not be available due to construction. My second choice is the large auditorium. I will see the manager tomorrow and hopefully agree on a date for December 2015. I would like to decide on the venue and confirm the date as … Continue reading


2/23/2015 I just got a new recording. “The Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn. It is a comprehensive recording. I will use this one for the show. I have started on the choreography. I thought I could draw my inspiration from the great productions by The Bolshoi Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet … Continue reading


2/16/2015 I just got the Nutcracker CD by mail. I had ordered the recording conducted by Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Act 1 Scene 1 is ONLY 5 minutes long. Act 2 is complete. So I have to find another more comprehensive recording.


2/11/2015 My next step is finding a good recording of Tchaikovsky’s entire Nutcracker score. I have found two so far: the first one is Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra and the second is Andre Previn conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. It is so difficult to buy a music CD on line, basing your decision … Continue reading