Tag: Nutcracker

Culture FIX: Nov. 29-Dec. 5

The leaves are raked, the lights are up, the turkeys have been picked clean (and so, some say, have the Bengals) … And now, ’tis the season! Make way for a feast of holiday fare: “The Nutcracker,” “Messiah,” “Feast of Carols,” “White Christmas,” “Advent Lessons” and other favorites highlight the week.

Blanche Maier

Victoria Morgan and Blanche Maier in the late 1990s

Year in and year out, “Nutcracker” has been the reliable cash cow that bankrolled the rest of the Cincinnati Ballet season. And year in and year out, Frisch’s has been there, too, supporting the existing production even as it set aside money for the next production. This is how that relationship came about…