I scored $5 education tickets for Lil' Wingnut and I for the working dress rehearsal. This was his first Nutcracker and he was incredibly excited to see his sister in action. He did great, until about halfway through the second act when eye rolling and "Good grief, not another dance!" ensued.
Skoshi A before her first performance in front of a marquis.
Toy Soldier costumes lined up and ready to go.
Skoshi A in costume. From the audience the costumes look spectacular. Up close, one can see the ravages of 25 years of Nutcracker performances.
Toy Soldier salute.