I've seen my fair share of "The Nutcracker" ballet. When my sister took ballet classes in high school, I watched her perform as a Spanish dancer, a snowflake and a flower for several years. Also, I have viewed the Denver Ballet Company's rendition of the ballet.
After these frequent viewings, I was ready to take a break from this particular ballet. The Dance Arts Los Alamos' production changed my mind.
From the choreography and dancing to the sets and the costumes, the show put the magic back into this often-told tale.