How was your experience?
This was a great nostalgic trip back to my childhood, spending Saturday afternoons at the Wiltern Theater, when it was just a movie venue. I took my granddaughter, who is eight, and a dancer. Russian dance companies are rarely disappointing and this production of the Nutcracker, although more of a condensed version, was great entertainment - and geared more toward a younger audience. I was expecting to see more of a traditional "Nutcracker", so although my granddaughter was thoroughly enchanted, I was only slightly bummed. We did have a great time, however, and I highly recommend it if you have children who love ballet and the Nutcracker story.