We are very proud of Lone Star Ballet in Amarillo. Each year Lone Star and the ASO team up to bring the Nutcracker to Amarillo. It is a beautiful ballet that for many years had great costumes, sets, etc but recently, they have upgraded with all new sets, costumes, and even a little variation on the story.
I have played the English horn part to the Nutcracker for 25 years. Recently, I took a couple seasons off to play for the Amarillo Little Theatre's "A Christmas Carol" but I plan to get back into the ballet pit again for the 2008 season. It is a tradition of mine to bring homemade fudge to the orchestra pit for the dress rehearsals every year. It's funny to find out that when I was gone for the two seasons, the thing people noticed the most was that my fudge was not available. Ha!