Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker: Dewdrops, nutcrackers and 4,000 crystals

As I sit outside class, rack after rack of beautiful hand-stitched costumes roll by. They will soon be coming to life on stage in dress rehearsals making the renderings of the newest production of the Nutcracker come to life. The dewdrops fairy’s bodice and tutu alone has 4,000 crystals set on it. Each one done…