Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:40 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
MACON, Ga. — Organizers of central Georgia's decades-old production of The Nutcracker are settling into a new home as they prepare for a 2021 comeback. The Macon-based Nutcracker of Middle Georgia has been staging the holiday-themed ballet for more than 30 years. But the coronavirus pandemic shut down the production last year, save for a special pop-up show. Production manager Tony Long tells WMAZ-TV proceeds from that show have been used to pay for a permanent home for the Nutcracker crew, with space for auditions, costumes and rehearsals. He says the building should be renovated by September, just in time to start preparing for the show to return in December.