How was your experience?
I took my 5 and a half year old son to this ballet for the first time. He really enjoyed the whole experience, from the beauty and opulence of the Opera House, to the wonderful dancers and performance. We read the Usborne version of the Nutcracker Story several times before as preparation so he knew the story well. He lasted the whole performance which was delightful. I made the mistake of describing the likely set Land of Sweets and in fact it was disappointing - not the dancing but just the scenery (but I think this was a 1944 based production so perhaps that had something to do with it - don't make the same mistake!). The Land of Ice, however was beyond beautiful.