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Anastasis, played by Sophia Snider, leaps across the stage Dec. 14 during a dress rehearsal for Ballet 5:8’s production of “Beyond the Nutcracker.” Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
Emma Cooper, played by Grace Rohder, reads her uncle’s Bible to learn more about the first Christmas during a Dec. 14 dress rehearsal for Ballet 5:8’s production of “Beyond the Nutcracker.” Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
Uncle Abrahms, played by Ford Tackett, leaps across the stage during “Beyond the Nutcracker.”
Joseph, played by Vicente Garcia, and Mary, played by Emaline Schuler, dance during the Nativity scene of “Beyond the Nutcracker.”
Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter
12:21 pm CST December 26, 2019
Since the unveiling of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s score in 1892, experiencing a performance of “The Nutcracker” has been a beloved holiday tradition the world over.