Is the role in The Nutcracker every girl dreams of winning really a curse?

In 1972, Vickie Fagan played Clara in the National Ballet's production of The Nutcracker. No Clara has ever grown up to star in the beloved ballet. But Fagan's living out another childhood dream: bringing her story to life with the help of Veronica Tennant and Hockey Hall of Famer Phil Esposito.

She didn't grow up to be the Sugar Plum Fairy, but this Clara made another childhood dream come true

It's based on a true story, and a true ballet legend. The Curse of Clara: A Holiday Tale premieres on CBC Television December 14. (Smiley Guys Studios)


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