Re Ready set Nutcracker (Our Region, Dec. 15): The Nutcracker is designed to entertain everyone. Well, almost everyone.
Years ago, my son's fifth-grade class was scheduled to take a field trip to see The Nutcracker, and I got stuck driving a carload of boys. The schools expectation was that even the boys would come away with a greater appreciation of classical music and dance.
But talk about a tough audience: At first, the boys seemed willing to watch the perforamance, but soon they were all asking when it would be over.
Im not sure the school ever again scheduled a field trip to expand the cultural appreciation of fifth-grade boys.
As for me, I thought it was the best performance of The Nutcracker ever.
-- Adele Solander, Sacramento