Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Walltown Nutcracker // Durham Children's Theater Puts a New Spin on Holiday Classic

Full article here // Excerpt below

By Jim Wise

Wanona Satcher has seen a lot of 'Nutcrackers,' but she's never seen one like the one she's producing in Durham.

It's likely nobody else has, either.

Satcher, an urban planner and landscape architect by trade, has taken Tchaikovsky's Christmas chestnut and made it into a musical, a ballet-within-a-play set in the 1980s with some multicultural add-ins. [...]

"It's very Durhamesque," said Satcher, a 29-year old making her debut as a theatrical producer.

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