Friday, December 4, 2009

The Nutcracker

Last night I totally won tickets to see the Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet!  The thing is, I feel SO lucky because I didn't really win the tickets--I was waitlisted, so I had to cross my fingers and hope some one who did win did not go so I could.  We were supposed to meet at 5, but I got there at like 4:15 because I wanted to make sure I was the first one there because I wanted them SO badly!  There was this other girl who was waitlisted and came around the same time I did (I'm not sure if it was before or after because we were meeting in the Lobby of this huge building, so it wasn't obvious who was waiting for what or why etc.).  At first I asked if she was the organizer--but she wasn't, she was waitlisted too.  My little competitive edge wanted to be--not a bitch--but I was wary of becoming friendly with her because when it came down to it I wanted those tickets and there would be none of that, "Ohhhhh well, you can go." nonsense.

Anyway, long story short--there were two spots so we both got to go!  It was beautiful!  I'm taking ballet (ahem...ballet 1 mind you) so I could really appreciate all the technique and skill it took to do what they were doing.  There were so many moments where I was literally in awe of how beautiful and graceful the ballerinas were able to move.  They work practically their whole lives to be able to do what they do so its really inspiring.

I wanted to snap some pictures during the show but I didn't want to be THAT person (just like how there was THAT person who wouldn't stop coughing behind me--UGH!).  Here's a couple of the theater though...



I was totally cheesing the entire time.  I didn't like the little girl who played Marie though.  I didn't ~believe~ her.  There are no lines, just dancing, so every little movement counts and she did not put enough effort and feeling in every movement.

Anyway, best part hands down was the duet between....the girl and the guy in green.  I don't know their wasn't the Sugarplum fairy though.

I know, I know, where are the pictures of myself...I forgot to take one.  Well, really I just didn't have time to be vain since I was meeting people and stuff.  Afterward we got to go and have dessert at this cute little Frenchie restaurant.  I got a nutella crepe.  It was heaven.

Anyway, this show totally stole my heart.  I'd love to see Sleeping Beauty next year.  The music, and Disney Movie, are some of my faves.

Magical... :*)


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