Battle of the Nutcrackers: Four Local Productions
When Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker premiered in 1892, it flopped. But in the last 50 years, it’s become a holiday classic.
“It was outrageous, and the audience gave a standing ovation,” says Pauline Moffat of A**holes & Aureoles. “That was the night I knew IndyFringe audiences were open-minded and ready for the next generation of uncensored and unjuried fringe performances.”
“We have a long-running list of plays we’re interested in, but where we sit in the pecking order as a nonprofit, we won’t get the rights to a lot of shows until the commercial world exhausts it,” says IRT artistic director Janet Allen.