The Nutcracker is a staple when it comes to celebrating the holidays, even if you haven’t seen it you’ve heard some of the songs from it before. I had the pleasure of attending Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta and all I could say was WOW.
In today’s world it’s rare we get the chance to just enjoy the simple things and truly immerse ourselves in traditional art forms, so as I sat there watching I made sure to really take in Tchaikovsky’s sounds conducted by Gary Sheldon and the wonderment of the ballerinas. To be able to watch a story that is only conveyed through music is a powerful thing, it taps into our other senses and forces us to really pay attention to the emotion of the characters. The show was a mix of music, dancing and magic! I was also lucky to see Master Illusionist Drew Thomas, who you may know from America’s Got Talent, take on the role of the mysterious Drosselmeyer.