Friday, October 21, 2011

Costume moms gear up for Nutcracker

The costume shop is busy at work getting ready for The Nutcracker.
With more than 150 dancers in three casts of three shows, wardrobe manager Suzanne Nelson has her job cut out for her. Some roles are triple cast to include our growing number of PCYB dancers.
While the Next Generation Ballet production will utilize the beautiful costumes from last year, many of them have to be altered to fit this year’s cast.
“It’s a lot, it’s crazy,” said Nelson, busy at the sewing machine. “This year, we have to create a new costume for the Nutcracker prince, he’s a completely different size.”
Helping out recently were volunteers, Linda Holt, mom of NGB trainee Emily, and Kymberly Cassada, mom of NGB trainee Kemper.
So here’s a shout out to Nelson and all her volunteer sewing moms behind the scenes who help bring this winter tradition to the stage!

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