How was your experience?
This was definitely not a traditional Nutcracker but I knew that when I decided to go. Lots of artistic license taken with the music (which was not with a live orchestra) and some embellishments specific to China were added, but it was more about the overall dazzle of the acrobatics, grace and working the stunts with the music. Difficult to have a live orchestra when you are synching up to stunts that require extra timing or quick revision. But the troupe's performance and the imaginative costumes commanded the attention. If you're wanting to rope your husband or date into going to a Nutcracker, this is the Extreme Sports version and they will want to try the stunts at home!