As a little girl, I remember watching The Nutcracker almost every year. I think the performance intrigued me so much because of my desire to become a dancer. And, it reminded me that Christmas was just around the corner.
Tonight through December 15th, the Grand Opera House www.thegrandmacon.com will be the gathering place for local and professional dancers to shine. According to Marianna Gebara, Managing Director for the Nutcracker of Middle Georgia, the cast is comprised of 122 dancers which includes 6 professionals from across the country. There will also be a few other guests that you won’t be able to see but, their work will be front and center.
Gloria and Claudia Marable, the mother and daughter team of Shh! It’s a Wig www.shhwigs.info were given the opportunity style the hair pieces for a few of Claire’s friends in the Nutcracker www.midganutcracker.com. Normally this dynamic team is busy styling fashion and medical needs wigs and hair pieces for their clients, but this week their talent will take the stage. Gloria, the founder of Shh! It’s a Wig, spent a lot of time as a young girl in her Aunt’s salon and developed a love for wigs. Marable says, “you have to tweek, cut and thin the wigs and make them your own.” She especially takes great pleasure in fitting ladies of all ages with wigs that have lost their hair due to cancer. It’s her way of putting a smile on their faces. Claudia, her daughter, grew up in the business and has taken it to another level as a licensed cosmetologist, make up artist and certified Trichologist http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichology.
Reports are already surfacing that this year’s show is truly breathtaking. Gebara, states that the new snow scene is “the prettiest in the Southeast.” The Marables work will be amongst all the beauty. Just look for the cascading, bouncing curls surrounding Claire at the Christmas Party.