Review: Presents fill Dallas Metropolitan Ballet's 'The Night Before Christmas'
11:29 PM CST on Saturday, December 6, 2003
By MARGARET PUTNAM / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News
The cute quotient reached new heights Saturday afternoon in Dallas Metropolitan Ballet's annual The Night Before Christmas. The ballet bore no relation to Repertory Dance of Texas' paltry version performed only a week ago at the Eisemann Center. Dallas Met may have crammed in one too many penguins, reindeer, Raggedy Ann and Andys, ice skaters, clowns, drummers, candy canes, angels, elves and who knows what else, but it did it with style.
As with everything that artistic directors Ann Etgen and Bill Atkinson create, there will be not just a couple of daring overhead lifts, but dozens, be it the Ice King and Queen, the eight Skaters or the three Candy Canes. And that was only Act 1. click for more