I've read many threads here complaining about cell phones and other problems at movie theaters. Unfortunately, it's also true for other forms of entertainment as well. I went to a local production of "The Nutcracker" the other evening, and while there weren't any problems with cell phones (some people did use them during intermission, but nobody's phone rang at any time during the performance), but there were problems with INFANTS being brought to the 7:30 PM performance. I'm sorry, no infant is going to be overly impressed by a ballet performance, and will occasionally do what infants do: cry. I admit it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but why would anybody bring an infant to a live theater performance? There were at least two infants brought to the performance, and they couldn't have been any more than 3 or 4 months old, if that. This is an annual production; would it have been so difficult to forego attendance until the child ages enough for a babysitter? There were other young children in the audience as well, and of course they were also restless and overtired by the end of the evening. I'm all for exposing young children to art and culture, but what is wrong with a matinee performance if you want to bring your kids? I'm not surprised by anything I see in movie theaters any longer, but frankly I expected more from an audience attending a ballet production. I guess intelligence, common sense and courtesy just aren't important any more, regardless of the nature of the event. A sad state of affairs, to say the least. Steve K.