There are few things more synonymous with Christmas than “The Nutcracker.” I know, I know, you’re saying, “REALLY?! The country music DJ is touting a ballet?” YES! And no, I’m not a ballet fan. Add opera to that list as well. That being said, I am a HUGE Christmas traditions fan. Growing up, my mom made a big deal about taking my sister and I to see “The Nutcracker.” The memory of that first trip reminds me of the when Debbie and I took our son to New York a few years ago. We wanted to take him to a Broadway musical, and he griped and complained, and we had to drag him kicking and screaming. However, when we walked out of “The Book of Mormon,” no one had a bigger smile on his face. It was the same thing with me and “The Nutcracker” as a child. So, mom and dad, I’m telling you, drag your kid to the ballet.
The music is iconic. And it is an amazing sensory experience. Performances will begin this Friday (December ninth) and run through December twenty-third at the Belk Theater. Musical accompaniment will come from the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are limited, but available. So act NOW!