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Final act for some favorite costumes

‘Nutcracker’ outfits from ’95 to be retired

By Christopher Muther
Globe Staff / November 24, 2011

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The Boston Ballet has revealed that this is the last year its current sets and costumes, which debuted in 1995, will be in use for “The Nutcracker.’’ And a close inspection of the beloved outfits in the workroom of the ballet’s South End building shows why. Edges are fraying, tulle is losing its pouf, and in some cases colors resemble something Fran Drescher would have sported on “The Nanny.’’ Next year, the ballet will roll out a new batch of costumes designed by Robert Perdziola, who has helped create costumes for New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

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