RadioBDC Logo
Hard to Say Goodbye | Washed Out Listen Live

Final act for some favorite costumes

‘Nutcracker’ outfits from ’95 to be retired

By Christopher Muther
Globe Staff / November 24, 2011

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

The Boston Ballet has revealed that this is the last year its current sets and costumes, which debuted in 1995, will be in use for “The Nutcracker.’’ And a close inspection of the beloved outfits in the workroom of the ballet’s South End building shows why. Edges are fraying, tulle is losing its pouf, and in some cases colors resemble something Fran Drescher would have sported on “The Nanny.’’ Next year, the ballet will roll out a new batch of costumes designed by Robert Perdziola, who has helped create costumes for New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

For more from, sign up or log in below

To continue, please sign up or log in to

Access the full articles and quality reporting of The Boston Globe at

Sign up

Unlimited Access to for 4 weeks for only 99¢.

Are you a Boston Globe home delivery subscriber?

Get FREE access as part of your print subscription. subscriber

Click to continue reading this article or to log in to