Midway through the first act of Mikko Nissinen's stunning new interpretation of Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker, giant mice appear one by one in the dark, surrounding the innocent, sleeping Clara and her precious new nutcracker. It's a brief yet terrifying scene for those of us that have never seen the famous ballet before and that fear normal-sized mice in real life, but it leads into one of the most breathtaking pieces of scenery you will ever see on stage: A majestic 40-foot-plus Christmas tree, adorned from top to bottom with jewels, lights, tinsel and plenty of Boston Opera House donation dollars.
Rejuvenation is the theme of this new iteration of The Nutcracker, which received new sets and costumes for the first time in almost
But it wouldn't be as impressive if the dancers couldn't keep up -- which they do, to say the least. Sabi Varga has a lot of fun as the mysterious
By the time the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince delicately dance the night away together, you may think that, like Clara, you've been dreaming the whole time. But lucky for you, you won't be.
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