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Drosselmeyer in the sky with diamonds

Marino

Buzz ran into Gary Marino, who plays Drosselmeyer in the American Academy of Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker," on stage this weekend at UB's Center for the Arts.

Gary, pictured above in his iconic role, is having a great time with the legendary ballet, explored recently in great depth by The Buffalo News. This production uses Flying by Foy, the same company that flew Mary Martin in "Peter Pan."

A matinee school performance, Marino said, brought the house down.

"I fly out, the kids go wild," he said. "Three thousand grade school kids screaming at the tops of their lungs. I love the school shows. You could do anything and they would just go wild."

He added: "It's like you're the Beatles in 1967."

Grown-ups are invited to join the kids in this magical mystery tour this weekend.

We dare them to scream at the tops of their lungs!

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