Boston: The Nutcracker 2013: A Backstage Look, Part II
Intermission to the audience is a chance to stretch, to walk about the beautiful Opera House theater for a snack or drink, or to run to the restroom.
On the other side of the curtain, intermission is a smoothly managed production of switching from one act to the next.
It means sweeping up all the "snow" from the Waltz of the Snowflakes, lowering the giant chandelier props from the rafters, rotating the stage lighting so that leftover snow falls off.
It means stretches and warmups for the dancers, and setting up the dry ice machines for what's coming up next....
When the curtain rises again, everyone is ready...
More to come!