nutcracker-ballet-azOfficials at a Massachusetts elementary school have reportedly reversed course after considering canceling a trip to see “The Nutcracker” over complaints about a Christmas tree that appears on stage during the production. Butler Elementary School in Belmont, Massachusetts, has long sent its second-grade students to see the play, but that tradition recently came under fire amid parental complaints over purported religious themes, WHDH-TV reported. After the school’s PTA — which has traditionally funded the trip — weighed canceling it, parents supportive of the ballet protested, leading to an emergency meeting last week during which it was decided that “The Nutcracker” tradition will continue after all. More

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