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BOSTON -- Boston Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' has been running for the past 40 years. The production, which runs through Dec. 29, moved to the Opera House in 2005. It brings out the best in little girl fashions. Four-year-old Nicole Barry of Milton waited with her grandmother, Ruth Walsh, for the show to start. Nicole saw the show once before when she was two-years-old. One of her best memories of the show, she says, was when 'the teddies came to life.' Two hundred children from the Boston Ballet School perform in the production along with the entire Boston Ballet company. For many of the spectators, it's a tradition to put on their season's finest outfits and be part of the spectacle. (Photo and Audio by Suzanne Kreiter, Globe Staff. Music is from 'The Nutcracker' by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra.) audio: Nicole and Ruth go to the ballet. <object classid='clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B' width='200' height='30' codebase= 'http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab'>
BOSTON -- Boston Ballet's "The Nutcracker" has been running for the past 40 years. The production, which runs through Dec. 29, moved to the Opera House in 2005. It brings out the best in little girl fashions. Four-year-old Nicole Barry of Milton waited with her grandmother, Ruth Walsh, for the show to start. Nicole saw the show once before when she was two-years-old. One of her best memories of the show, she says, was when "the teddies came to life." Two hundred children from the Boston Ballet School perform in the production along with the entire Boston Ballet company. For many of the spectators, it's a tradition to put on their season's finest outfits and be part of the spectacle.

(Photo and Audio by Suzanne Kreiter, Globe Staff. Music is from "The Nutcracker" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra.)


audio: Nicole and Ruth go to the ballet.
(Globe Photo)