New York City Ballet Marks 'Nutcracker' 50th

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Listen: Hear Full Interview with Maria Tallchief

NPR's Scott Simon talks to dancers with the New York City Ballet who are starring in this year's Nutcracker ballet. He also speaks with legendary ballerina Maria Tallchief, who was the very first Sugar Plum Fairy in the NYCB's production of Nutcracker 50 years ago.

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