This was the fourth year Grace and I went to see The Nutcracker at the Akron Civic Theater. It is a nice, local production that utilizes the talents of dancers from a dance studio as well as brings in principal dancers from other parts of the country. After 4 years, I notice that some of the same adults are in this performance year after year and the children who are students progress through the roles as their dancing skills improve.
Thanks to Nana and Ba we bought this AMAZING nutcracker to add to Grace's collection. She now has three. If you are keeping track, that is one for each year except the first year when Grace was afraid of the nutcracker and didn't want to take one home!