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Buffalo City Ballet welcomes the holidays with 'The Nutcracker'

Three ballerinas perform "The Nutcracker" at Buffalo City Ballet
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"The Nutcracker" runs this weekend at Buffalo City Ballet.

This weekend the Buffalo City Ballet closes out its performances of "The Nutcracker."

"Now, it's not our standard production," said Executive Director Marvin Askew. "Our standard production we usually do at the Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts."

Instead, the production is being held at the Box Theater at 307 Leroy Ave., home of Buffalo City Ballet. Calling it a "scaled down production," Askew said in the smaller setting "you get to see how the show is actually put together without the curtain closed."

"I find people really enjoy that because they never see all the things that go on in-between. So, it's a nice, little intimate experience for families."

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A graduate of St. Mary's of the Lake School, St. Francis High School and Buffalo State College, Jay has worked most of his professional career in Buffalo. Outside of public media, he continues in longstanding roles as the public address announcer for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and as play-by-play voice of Canisius College basketball.