Today I went to Boston Ballet's new Nutcracker and LOVED it!
Artistic director Mikko Nissinen did a fantastic job reinventing the production's choreography, sets, and costumes. Everything was spectacular (and less "stuffy"), although I couldn't help but notice how often some of the dancers seemed to be out of step. Perhaps chalk it up to having to learn brand new choreography this year?
The snow queen's costume was my favorite. I couldn't take my eyes off her tutu, which was delicately adorned in crystals that could be seen by every seat in the house.