According to the company's website, I'm sorry to report that tomorrow's performance has been cancelled:
Issued December 14, 2005, 5:00 p.m.
Despite the utmost efforts of The Washington Ballet to satisfy the concerns of the
dancers of The Washington Ballet – including agreeing to sign an Interim Agreement to enable the parties to continue bargaining without interruption – the American Guild of Musical Artists, AFL-CIO, which represents the dancers, has informed the company that it will strike The Nutcracker beginning on Thursday, December 15. In light of this tragic news and out of responsibility to its patrons, The Washington Ballet must regrettably cancel its December 15th, 7 p.m. performance of The Nutcracker.
“A strike by the dancers of The Washington Ballet is profoundly devastating not only for the entire institution, but for the community and for the families and friends of our performers,” said Jason Palmquist, Executive Director. “We have been negotiating with the dancers in good faith and wish for those conversations to continue. If AGMA and the dancers would call off this ill-advised strike and provide The Washington Ballet with assurances that The Nutcracker will be presented as scheduled, our hope is that future performances this holiday season can be saved.”
Patrons holding tickets for Thursday’s 7 p.m. performance should follow the specific directions below to exchange tickets or receive a refund: [omitted here].
In the interest of expediency, forgive me if the link doesn't work quite right.
Washington Ballet Press Release
Edited by AG, 14 December 2005 - 03:13 PM.