The Tchaikovsky holiday classic is here given a colorful staging by the Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra. This Russian production is produced with choreography by Vasily Vainonen, under the musical direction of Valery Gergiev; the beloved story is also vividly realized with the addition of Simon Virsaladze's brilliant production design. A "Nutcracker" to treasure! Alina Somova, Vladimir Shklyarov star. 104 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, PCM stereo.