Everyone should go see the Nutcracker once in their life. Last night I had the opportunity to go to the Atlanta Ballet. It was wonderful! It is also neat to see how each production can be different and very much alike. The production here in Atlanta has the opening scenes set in Russia. The costumes were beautiful and very colorful. I once went to see the Nutcracker in Seattle where the set design was done by Maurise Sednak. He is the guy who illustrated the book Where the Wild Things Grow. I am not sure which I enjoyed more the ballet or the reaction of the little girls behind me who were oohing and aahing over each new thing.