Access Magazine Takes Readers Behind the Scenes at Ballet San Jose's "The Nutcracker"

Access Magazine Takes Readers Behind the Scenes at Ballet San Jose’s “The Nutcracker”

Access Magazine Takes Readers Behind the Scenes at Ballet San Jose's "The Nutcracker"

The infamous hats of the Nutcracker and King Mouse from Ballet San Jose (Jesse Jones photo).

By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director

“The Nutcracker” has captivated audiences for generations with characters drawn from a child’s imagination. Who could forget the fearsome Mouse King or the delicate Sugar Plum Fairy?

In the November 2011 issue of Access Magazine, two journalism students takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Ballet San Jose costume shop.

Thanks to a partnership with digital publishing platform Issuu, you can read the story, view photos, and flip through the entire issue online.

In “With Every Stitch,” writer Amanda Holst and photographer Jesse Jones reveal how the costumes are designed, altered, laundered and stored with great attention to the smallest of details so that each piece dazzles audiences for decades.

Access Magazine, also distributed in print as a Spartan Daily insert, is an arts and entertainment publication created by students of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Keep up with Access on Facebook.