Festival Ballet Providence Nutcracker costumes replaced

By: News Staff


WARWICK, R.I. — After thousands of dollars worth of Nutcracker costumes were stolen from Festival Ballet Providence, nine companies from across the state and country pitched in to help the show go on.

Last month, over 50 costumes were stolen while they were in a Pawtucket storage facility.

Among the items taken were tutus, accessories, and “one of a kind” pieces such as the Nutcracker mask that is valued at over $2,000.

However, The Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio in Warwick is one of many dance companies that is stepping up to help by lending some of their own Nutcracker costumes.

“Through the community of dance, I believe in harmony and us all helping each other so I wanted to be able to step forward and help,” said Carolyn Dutra; President and owner of The Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio.

Pawtucket police are still investigating the theft.

The Festival Ballet’s Nutcraker is set to premier December 16th at PPAC.

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