By Vittoria Woodill

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  It’s opening night of a holiday classic, “The Nutcracker” at the Academy of Music.

And for so many children, the performance will be a yuletide memory for years to come.

Our Vittoria Woodill was there for the magical evening.

Executive Director of the PA Ballet, David Gray is feeling spirited and fired up about tonight’s debut and its impressive cast!

11-year-old Aidan Duffy and his 8-year-old little brother Rowan Duffy both have starring roles in this Holiday classic.

Filled with music that will move you, incredible dancing, fabulous and surprisingly comfortable costumes.

Allow these artists of young and old to dazzle you into the land of sweets all the way until December 31st.

Vittoria Woodill