Last year, she played a lamb. The year before that, a flower princess. This year, she isn't dancing in the Nutcracker. But she is seeing it. Maple Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker, December 18th through the 23rd. And finally, my youngest, JBean, will get to see it. She has been wanting to see it most of her life.
She did see a Nutcracker, of sorts, last year. The dancing was wonderful, as was the staging. But it was a special performance for schools and included awful narration, referencing how much more exciting it was then the Power Rangers! My daughter was disgusted. Who narrates a ballet, she wanted to know.
This time around, we are seeing the real Nutcracker, at Irvine and Newport Beach's premier conservatory of dance, Maple Conservatory. We cannot wait. I hope this is the start of a holiday tradition.
You can attend, too. There are still seats available! Why not take a break from your holiday preparations to enjoy some family time? Tickets range from $20-$28 dollars, which is reasonable for a full-fledged production. I can't wait, and I know my daughter is filled with joy at the prospect!
T, who always wanted to be able to dancefull disclosure: I was not paid for this post, but I was given tickets to the performance. Opinions stated are always, always my own.