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Lew Christensen's 1954 Nutcracker
Featuring designs by children's book illustrator Leonard Weisgard >>
Balanchine and Stravinsky: An Innovative Partnership
Two Innovators, Risk Takers, and Masters of their Art Forms >>
Willam Christensen's 1944 Nutcracker
The first full-length production in the United States >>
The 1986 Christensen/Tomasson Nutcracker
"Lew wanted changes. Now it's up to you to make them work." >>
A Wartime Nutcracker
Lew, Lincoln, Vaudeille, and what it took to get Nutcracker onstage in 1944 >>
Late night inspiration
How dinner with Balanchine & Danilova led to Willam Christensen creating America's first Nutcracker >>
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