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Russian dancers chasse into cinemas with 'Nutcracker 3D'

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Every city offers presentations of "The Nutcracker" in December. In some places, including D.C., audiences even have multiple productions from which to choose. Given its ubiquity at this time of year, it seems strange to learn that Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet about an extraordinary Christmas present actually wasn't a success when it premiered on Dec. 18, 1892, at St. Petersburg's...

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