The Nutcracker owes at least some of its enduring popularity to the charming sight of children in the cast. SFCV’s Katharine Dimitruk was on hand for a rehearsal with the Oakland Ballet Company as they worked with kids on several scenes in preparation for their production of Graham Lustig’s Nutcracker. She also visited a school during an outreach program with the company.
Nutcracker performances with the Oakland Symphony run Saturday, Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, Oakland. Tickets and more information at the Oakland Ballet Company website.
Katharine Dimitruk is a freelance photographer and music enthusiast based in the East Bay.