Backstage at the Nutcracker

By Michael Clark, December 17, 2010 11:27 am

Here’s an interesting article about a backstage cat herder for the Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker. This is a part of stage management I’ve never worked.

Her job has been compared to herding cats, but for Donna Glover, it’s the mice that are tougher. They’re rambunctious. They step on one another’s tails. They’re at the point in their pre-tweens where everything makes them excitable, no matter how many times a grown-up tells them to calm down and stay in line. Same goes for the rabbits.

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