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This is a revival of a production first staged in Russia in 1934, before the complete "Nutcracker" was ever performed in the United States... See full synopsis »
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As was customary on the stage in the nineteenth century, all the children are played by adult women (as did the original stage production of "Peter Pan" in 1904). However, the first production of "The Nutcracker" did use some children. See more
In the opening credits, Pyotr Russanov is credited as only playing Drosselmayer. it is not until the closing credits that he is also credited as having played one of the Russian Dancers at the Kingdom of Sweets. See more