The performers are ages 7 to 18 and they do an amazing job. The above picture is of the Reeds.
My daughter is sitting in the front just beneath the Sugar Plum Fairy's bent leg. My camera is not the best, so shooting low light doesn't work very well. I'm hoping to borrow a camera from my professional friend to take pics backstage at the 1:00 performance today.
Do yourself a favor, and go see a local performance of the Nutcracker.
It is such a lovely experience!