Over the decades Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker has proved it’s a classic with room for re-invention. In this story from the KUSC archives, we look at the birth of this ballet, how it has changed and why we love it so much.

Hit play below to listen to our Arts Alive feature on a brief history of the Nutcracker


You can hear Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker on KUSC’s Sounds of the Season. You can also find performances all across Southern California here.

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