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1. Jane Wyatt - Introduction; 2. Lennon Sisters - Santa Claus is Coming to Town 3. Jane Wyatt - Letter To Virginia; 4... See full synopsis »
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When introducing the "Nutcracker" excerpts, Jane Wyatt mentions that "tonight, on Christmas Eve, the Nutcracker dances with the Sugar Plum Fairy". In nearly all productions of "The Nutcracker", which Villella and Ms. Verdy both danced with the New York City Ballet, the Nutcracker does not dance with the Sugar Plum Fairy. It is the Sugar Plum Fairy's cavalier who dances with her. If the Nutcracker dances with anybody (as he does in the Baryshnikov version), it is with Clara, the heroine of the ballet. However, in a German-American production of the ballet first shown on U.S. TV in December of 1965, Villella again appears as the Nutcracker, and in this one he dances in turn with both Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy. See more
Pas de Deux: Coda
from the ballet "The Nutcracker"
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Danced by Edward Villella
Played by the Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Conducted by Donald Voorhees See more