So, I guess I've really not been missing much all those years when I couldn't go to The Nutcracker around the holidays.
But my boyfriend and I were pretty bored and disappointed on Sunday. Maybe I was spoiled as a child--but the dances seemed repetitive and endless in places. When dancers landed a jump, the timing seemed "off". There was no orchestra at all, only a CD played over a sound system. And Clara didn't even dance en pointe.
I figured all productions of The Nutcracker were more or less the same--and if that's the case, I'm really surprised the show remains popular. I'm hoping I just saw a poor production or something, but I'm not too sure.
At least next year I'll know to skip the ballet and head straight for Bedford Falls...!
Also--I'm so ready for Christmas you don't even know. Everything is wrapped and ready to go--and I even fixed a huge Christmas mishap with plenty of time to spare. I'm feeling pretty confident. And I won a $50 gift certificate to my local mall spa, so I was able to cross a pedicure off my Christmas wish list. I hardly ever win things, so it was very exciting for me.
Hope you're all finished braving the crowds and wrapping. Sit back and relax & have some egg nog!