t's Christmas Eve and the opening night of a children's production of The Nutcracker ballet but chaos reigns. The Programs read nutsnacker rather than nutcracker, the stage hands go home with tummy aches, and a cat shreds the tutus. Can anyone save the show? The author is a dancer who appeared in the ballet for many years and has written this beautifully illustrated story to the rhythm and rhyme of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'. Families who love the Nutcracker will want this holiday favorite!