The story of the Nutcracker. According to me.
So there’s this little girl and her family, and they’re going to a party. She’s wearing a very pretty blue dress and a ribbon in her hair. They all skip across the stage and then finally make it to the party.
The little girl curtseys and greets the family throwing the party including some other girl who’s wearing a white nightgown which is not nearly as nice as the blue dress. The little girl sits down on a settee with some other relatives and plays with a doll. At a few points she jumps up and runs around with her friends, skips in circles, generally has a good time. There’s more skipping in circles, more playing with dolls, some sitting on the lap of a grandmother. There are lots of other party guests but it’s evident they’re not at all important.
More skipping, more dancing, more rocking the dolly to sleep.
Soon it’s time to leave the party, which they do.
I think some other stuff might have happened then. Also, something with mice and maybe a guy with a cape and some snowflakes. Snowflakes? Yeah I think so. I just remember a lot of white. Also I think I remember a sword.
Then there’s some dancing blah blah blah boooooriiiiing and next thing you know, there are about 40 little Raggedy Ann dolls all entering the stage. They are dancing in unison but one in particular is clearly the best one and more important than the others, even if she is third to the back in the second of four rows. She smiles and twirls and is generally adorable and Raggedy Ann-like. She chases a gingerbread man around but he gets away. The Raggedy Ann leaves the stage and then everything gets incredibly boring again.
Something else happens then. I forget what but it couldn’t have been that important or I’d remember it.
Oh, also there’s a thing where the Christmas tree grows.