Attend any performance of Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker and you will find a photo station on the west side of Brandmeyer Hall in full swing. This tradition dates back more than a decade when the photos were Polaroids and the photographers were parents of kids in the cast.
Nowadays the professional photographers have elaborate sets with lighting rigs and credit card machines, but the goal is the same: capture treasured holiday memories.
Proceeds from these photos benefit Kansas City Ballet School and its mission to provide excellent dance training to students of all ages.
Photos begin one hour prior to the performance with pre-performance photos taken with cast members dancing the role of “Angels”. At intermission, family photos (without a dancer) can be arranged. And immediately after the show, “Clara” is available for just a few minutes for lucky lads and lasses to get their picture taken. Photos are printed on site, so attendees can take them home right away.
If you’re planning to attend a performance, please don’t miss this opportunity!