This is the first time any of us in our family has gone to the nutcracker. It was a nice treat. I was a bit nervous the kids would get bored since there were no words, just music and dance, but they were great. The theater had us buy tickets in the back and side. (They said that the kids could see better that way, but I think it was to give us and quick and easy out if the kids needed taken out.) Either way, the view was fine and the kids stay in their seats just fine and behaved better than we could have ever have anticipated.