Nutcracker Chuckle

© Chérie B. Stihler

Okay, so maybe sometimes it is not always such a good idea to make students familiar with story lines and music to prepare them for events. My kindergarten class planned a trip to enjoy a lovely performance of the Nutcracker Ballet. We’d read and studied many different versions of the story. We listened to different versions of the music. All in all- the basic story line remains the same. I knew the students were well prepared to enjoy the Ballet. In the quiet, darkened theatre the Ballet began. My students sat silently transfixed - enjoying the live performance. However during the party scene when the brother begs Clara to play with her Nutcracker doll one of my little ones gasped, stood up and SHOUTED
A few giggles rippled through the audience but the wonderful dancers never missed a beat.