**Disclosure: I received a pair of tickets to see The Nutcracker at no charge in order to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**
When I was in the 4th grade, my class took a field trip into Boston to see a matinee performance of Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker. Being nine years old at the time, I basically had no appreciation for what I was watching. Fast forward to the present when I had a chance to go see this years production of The Nutcracker at The Boston Opera House and got a second chance to take in the show – as a “grown up” with a whole different outlook on the show. My husband, Chris, had never even seen The Nutcracker before, so I knew he was going to be in for a real treat.
“Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker is based on the libretto by Alexandre Dumas père titled The Tale of the Nutcracker, which is adapted from E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.”
The show itself was absolutely breath taking. All of the dancers were so graceful and they all did such a great job of telling the story through dance. Chris and I sat there in awe throughout the entire show.
More than 300 dancers will perform in the new production and each performance has approximately 150 dancers involved. There are 250 children in the performance, making up three or four casts (classical ballet students from the Boston, Newton and North Shore studios).