Production manager Tony Long told WMAZ-TV proceeds from that show have been used to pay for a permanent home for the Nutcracker crew — something they’ve never had. The 6,100-square-foot space has room for two dance studios, a costume room, a waiting area and more.
“But the most important part of it is, every year, we have to scramble to find a place to do auditions,” Long said. “Plus, we have to pay for it. We have to find a place to do rehearsals and pay for that as well. And that’s nine to 10 weeks, so that’s not inexpensive.”