Thanks, ME for a thoughtful account. It made me nostalgic too.
From the Contra Costa Times.
Visions of Sugar Plum Fairies dance in her past
IT'S AN ANNUAL tradition among veteran balletgoers to put on a slightly testy tone when the subject of the "Nutcracker" comes along. "Did you really go again this year?" "Did you skip the Party Scene?" "How many did you wind up seeing this year?"
Well -- yes, no and five.
I didn't see anything this year. In my effort to clear my brain and eyes, I did not see a single holiday performance. I'm hoping this will pique my appetite for holiday shows next year and I'll be able to appreciate them with fresh eyes.