Thursday, February 15, 2007

A Gay 'Nutcracker'

A Gay 'Nutcracker'
by Nicole M. Miller (

The Sugar Plum Fairy is coming out of the closet. This holiday season, the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington is unveiling a new choral version of "The Nutcracker" -- with a twist. "We turned it into a gay love story," says artistic director Jeff Buhrman, who helped write the lyrics to "Men in Tights . . . A Pink Nutcracker."

As the show's 200-plus singers present it, Clara has been replaced by Clarence, who, Buhrman says, dreams he will "meet and marry a prince in pink." Uncle Drosselmeyer is a matchmaker, not a toymaker. And brother Fritz still needs to work on his anger issues.

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