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Review: Whittled-down ‘Nutcracker’ earns points

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The grandeur of Tchaikovsky’s venerable “Nutcracker” is whittled down to quaint pleasantries with Saratoga City Ballet. The student ensemble, which is performing the holiday treat to sell-out crowds this weekend at Skidmore College, doesn’t fuss with out-of-town stars, opulent designs nor what it deems as unnecessary pas d’action in the first act. Rather, the mainly female troupe centers its capable talents on dancing. And since the group has few boys, even fewer adults and a ...

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