The Nutcracker, an annual event, has been in the repertoire since 1982. Choreographed by Phyllis Papa, the production travels to theaters, colleges and casinos. The costumes and scenery are magnificent. It is a spectacular ballet worth seeing. Nutcracker is a family tradition that embodies the holiday spirit. It has been enjoyed by young and old, and remains the most well attended ballet in history. It is based on the story by Hoffman to the music of Tchaikovsky. The Nutcracker is now the most famous of all ballets. This performance was at the Scottish Rite Theater in Collingswood.