Time Out says
New York City Ballet presents the 60th-anniversary season of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. This magical 1954 production, set to Tchaikovsky's incredible score, includes the full company and two casts of School of American Ballet students, as well as an onstage blizzard and a Christmas tree that grows from 12 to 40 feet. In the end, however, Balanchine's choreography is what holds it all together. It's enchanting.