Allow Me to Completely Scramble Your Nutcracker
I’m currently watching Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker on the Ovation channel (DirectTV) and OH MY GAWD. Everybody knows the Nutcracker, right? Clara, the Nutcracker, the Prince, Herr Drosselmeyer, et cetera? It was such a big part of my childhood that for years, I named all of my Christmas gift dolls Clara (I used middle names to tell them apart. I was a strange child. Not the point, back to the point). This is…not THAT Nutcracker. Picture the love child of Lemony Snicket and Willy Wonka. Now picture it as a ballet. Now picture it even better than that.
Just WATCH — the video is long but worth it! This is the opening and I think, the entire first scene: