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.

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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!

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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.

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

Vittoria Woodill