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Local ballet school’s ‘Nutcracker’ at
American University tripped up by
Chris Matthews’ Obama interview

Washington Post, by The Reliable Source

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 12/6/2013 9:25:46 AM

The fight for Christmas took a hit this week when politics bigfooted a troupe of adorable little ballet dancers performing “The Nutcracker.” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is scheduled to interview President Obama on Thursday night at American University as part of the “Hardball College Tour.” MSNBC approached AU to host the chat, and officials jumped at the chance for a free, hour-long commercial for the university and its students. But the interview, announced Tuesday morning, abruptly kicked the Ballet Petite’s rehearsals of”The Nutcracker” out of AU’s Greenberg Theatre. That didn’t sit well with the ballet school’s staff, teachers and parents who

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The kids have been preparing for months.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/6/2013 9:30:21 AM     (No. 9642706)

Seven- and eight-year-olds. AU "graciously" cut in half the $25,000 fee they had charged on their contract with the ballet company. They should have refunded the money.

Ugly all around except for those cute kids.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 12/6/2013 9:41:33 AM     (No. 9642728)

Pas de nutcracker .??.. Can´t they bring in Rahm, & Reggie and Barry will be the sugarplum ...he is the best at whatever he does... Valjar , mien herr drosselmayer... Mooch , the mouse king /wookie ....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/6/2013 9:43:31 AM     (No. 9642732)

additional casting idea - Chris Matthews as the Sugar Plum Fairy. The show must go on...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/6/2013 9:49:03 AM     (No. 9642747)

Now we have a new axiom to work with...

"Everything Chrissy touches turns to a Tingle, then crap."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jt26, 12/6/2013 9:54:34 AM     (No. 9642764)

I cannot watch the news, every day news comes out that makes me dislike our president more and more.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 12/6/2013 10:06:33 AM     (No. 9642793)

Hey, man, get real. What´s a buncha snot-nosed kids compared to The One? Those kids and parents should be grateful for the chance to sniff the air where His Greatness respired. Ingrates!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: RightShoe, 12/6/2013 10:57:02 AM     (No. 9642877)

“They did not ask,” said artistic director Melissa Carney. “They told us.”

And, of course, there is no other venue, anywhere in the world that Matthews can meet with Obama. I hope someone starts a facebook page.

Prior to the liberalization of this country - around 1964 - the arts flourished. Now, the arts are pimped and stepped on.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/6/2013 11:08:37 AM     (No. 9642895)

#2 and #3 - Jesse Jackson as the Nutcracker.

When contracts have already been signed, they shouldn´t be broken. This "interview" with Obama could have been done anywhere.

Maybe the bright side is a whole bunch of people who like Obama even less now.

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