Wendie Aurin, Cyndy Wills and Jenessa Kemp from the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association were my guests on the East Tennessee Report that aired this morning. We talked about ORCBA’s 50th anniversary and their upcoming production of The Nutcracker.
The performances will be November 23 and 24 at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center. ORCBA is participating the the Penny4Arts program. Up to three student tickets only cost a penny when purchased along with a full-priced adult ticket. This will be my third time playing the old Governor who can’t handle his liquor.
In the interview, we touched on the resurgence of interest in dancing, possibly brought on by television shows such as Bunheads and Dancing with the Stars. We also talked a little bit about the plot of The Nutcracker. I didn’t realize (or perhaps remember) that all the different dances about food items represented decorations on the tree. In the old days, they would put chocolate, gingerbread and marzipan, etc. on the Christmas tree. As you’ll hear in the interview, I started getting hungry for marzipan.