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September 14, 1991 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There'll be some coal in Orange County ballet fans' Christmas stockings this year: American Ballet Theatre has canceled the world premiere of its much ballyhooed new production of "The Nutcracker," which had been slated for December at the Performing Arts Center. Citing shaky finances, the company has backed out of its two-week engagement at the Center, where officials had no immediate comment on plans to fill the now-vacant Nov. 29-Dec. 8 slot.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 1990 | G. JEANETTE AVENT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christmas without "The Nutcracker" would be like Easter without the bunny or Thanksgiving without the turkey. It just wouldn't be the same. And this year, more than enough troupes are continuing the tradition in San Diego. "The Nutcracker," the enduring Christmas ballet of a little girl's toy that comes to life, will be presented by ballet companies from Poway to San Diego this season in live performances running through Dec. 23.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1988
Expecting to view their children performing in the Joffrey Ballet's "The Nutcracker," dozens of parents came away from the final dress rehearsal Friday at the Music Center with sour feelings. The unexpectedly large crowd was asked to leave at intermission, which officials say was the plan all along. It was a misunderstanding, they said. Richard Tollefson, manager of operations and development for the Joffrey, called it a "confused situation."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1988 | SUSAN REITER
"It was Bob's last gift to all of us, and nothing could be more appropriate," said Gerald Arpino, reflecting on what became Robert Joffrey's final theatrical venture. Former associate director and resident choreographer, Arpino has been the Joffrey Ballet's artistic director since the founder's death in March at the age of 57.
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