What do I know about ballet? Nada. Zip.
...but undeterred, I heartily recommend Carolina Ballet's Nutcracker.
I was privileged to attend a preview Friday at the Durham Performing Arts Center - along with 2000 school kids. They were enraptured. Me, too.
I'm thinking that they especially enjoyed two things: watching other children (in really fancy costumes dance) and THE MAGIC.
Carolina Ballet - with sponsorship from Capitol Broadcasting Co. and WRAL TV - has infused the production with illusions developed by Rick Thomas. He's best known for plying his craft in Las Vegas stage shows.
This is a wonderful way to introduce your kids to the performing arts. Click here for info on performances in Durham and Raleigh.
...and check out this report from TV5 News:
...received a backstage tour. I can't reveal what I learned about the magic props, but the costumes are impressive: