Welcome to the December–January issue of Revue. In this issue you can read about two shows kicking off our holiday season that represent traditional and new. American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker is a delight for young and old. The Center is proud that many of the leading children's roles are danced by students from our ABT Gillespie School. For a new holiday family treat, Elf The Musical makes its Center debut. The story about one of Santa's elves who really isn't an elf is one that reminds everyone what the holidays are really about, no matter how you celebrate them. In January, it's not just children that go back to school: The smash hit Matilda The Musical takes us to a boarding school with the meanest principal ever. In the story Matilda stands up to some unexpected bullies, and in this issue we have some points that can help children—and adults!—in the same situation. And who doesn't want to start the new year with a positive attitude? Our story about Broadway superstar songwriter Jerry Herman reveals the man's sunny view on life as we present Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Tour, with a roster of Broadway singers performing his exuberant music. All this and more.