The Nutcracker: Background information when reading The Turnout

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The Turnout

by Megan Abbott

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The Nutcracker

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A performance of The Nutcracker in Minsk, Belarus Megan Abbott's The Turnout, a novel about two twin sisters who are dancers, begins at the start of The Nutcracker season. Apart from being a universally beloved show with deep roots in American ballet, The Nutcracker is also the Durant School of Dance's main moneymaker: "Every year, their fall enrollment increased twenty percent because of all these girls wanting to be Clara. Soon after, their winter enrollment increased another ten percent from girls in the audience who fell in love with the tutus and magic."

This economic reliance on the famous ballet rings true for real-life dance studios, too; Natalie Rouland writes in a blog post for the Wilson Center in Washington DC that The Nutcracker "continues to provide essential ticket-sale revenue and performance experience for ballet companies and schools across America." Even the biggest and best companies are not exempt from this — the New York Times reports that the New York City Ballet generated "more than $15.3 million ...

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