Our family tradition has been for me to take each of our children to the Nutcracker in first grade and for them to choose their own nutcracker. This year, Molly's friend was in a local performance of the Nutcracker, so she got to go in Kindergarten instead. She chose a Clara nutcracker. Molly loved the ballet and begged to be in it next year.
The dancers were very talented and the Columbia Ballet had its own unique twist on the Nutcracker Ballet that included Scarlett O'Hara as a Christmas Eve Party guest. However, I think next year, I will still take her to the School of the Arts Performance. It will always be my favorite.