Year 14 for Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organizations’ “Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet” is the same as but as different as the previous 13. Same: Music (Peter Illych Tchaikovsky), place (Meyer Theatre), artistic director (Timothy Josephs), set (Jeffrey Paul Entwistle), Sugar Plum Fairy (Randi Osetek) and styles of colorful costuming, among other elements. Different: Roles performed by many in the 85-member cast, some shifting from previous productions, with some dancers new to this production.
…”In look, the identity of “Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet” is a massive custom-made show curtain and vividly colored drops for street, interior mansion, snowscape and fantasyland views. The big and bold look was designed by Jeffrey Paul Entwistle, a theater professor at UW-Green Bay. See more via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet’ same, different, colorful, more | wearegreenbay.com.