Nutcracker: Opening Night Celebration

27 Dec

By Katie Kantor, Special Events Intern

Last week, many of the Interns had the opportunity to help at the Opening Night Celebration of ABT’S second season of The Nutcracker at BAM. As guests arrived in their festive outfits, they got to take fun holiday photos with a life-size poster of a toy soldier in the lobby. Everyone was excited; I overheard a lot of audience members saying they had enjoyed the production so much last year and they were really looking forward to seeing it again tonight. After all the tickets were handed out and the performance was about to begin, the Interns and lot of the ABT staff rushed to crowd around a TV in the lounge to catch a glimpse of the opening scenes. I won’t spoil it for anyone, but it involves an incredibly adorable mouse who will undoubtedly make you smile!

After the performance, the Opening Night Celebration honored Franco DeVita, Principal of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at ABT. After a few speeches highlighting Franco’s dedication to training dancers as well as dance teachers around the country, guests mingled while enjoying some sweet treats (the chocolate profiteroles were amazing!!). They also got to take pictures with Clara, a snowflake, a soldier, and that adorable little mouse. Eventually, we kicked off our shoes and enjoyed some dancing with ABT staff, guests, and ABT Company members. It was a really fun evening, and it was a great way for some of us Interns to celebrate our final event of the semester.

Thanks to all at ABT for making this internship such a great experience!

ABT Interns celebrate opening night of The Nutcracker

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