Thursday, December 20, 2012

Staging Christmas Magic

The Nutcracker Ballet is one of our favorite holiday traditions.


Just last weekend Jess and I went to see a showing of this Christmas classic at the local community college theater.


We had great seats for a stunning performance. 

From the moment the heavy velvet curtains were drawn back, we were dazzled by the graceful movements of the dancers, and our hearts were warmed by the sweet children who took part in the show. 


Ballet is a truly magical art, don't you think?


During intermission they had a cozy display of baked goods, fizzy punch, and dozens of brightly painted Nutcrackers for sale.


Jess and I treated ourselves to a couple of red velvet cupcakes and cocoa cookies.


We had a wonderful night at the theater. Have you seen the Nutcracker this Christmas season?

~Nel~

21 comments:

Terra said...

I have seen the Nutcracker ballet many times but not this year, and also have a collection of about 20 wooden nutcrackers gathered over many years.

Cottage and Broome said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time!!! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday, Laura

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

It sounds like the perfect night out, Christmas-y, warm and cosy!

sophie said...

great post! thnx for sharring!
p.s. don't miss my give away!
happy holidays!

Mary Smither said...

I absolutely love the Nutcracker ballet...and no I haven't been in several years. This is a reminder that we must go next year.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

It is a magnificent production and though I did not make any performances this year, last year's show was a great success, seeing two of my dear students dance.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! Anita

oh-my-home said...

Fantastic! Especially at Christmas time... I' ve never seen Nutcracker ballet live and I haven't this figure, but it' s fantastic.

All the best for Christmas!

from marta

Susie said...

Oh that sounds like such fun. I have never seen a ballet and have longed to see the nutcracker. One day I know I will see it in person. I love to go to school Christmas shows. We used to go to dinner theaters all the time. We have not gone for 3 threes now. I miss that kind of entertainment. Merry Christmas to you and yours.xoxo,Susie

Michaela said...

ah, those cupcakes.. yum!

Ayu Maselli said...

Hello Ladies!

mmm, I have never ever seen Nutcracker ;(..(poor I am)
Agree..ballet a magnificent art.
more hard to do, more valuable it is indeed.

For sure you have a great great moment in theater.
the cupcakes ..mm look so yummy

Wishing you a great Christmas Ladies
hugs

NanaDiana said...

What a fun tradition to have in your family. I haven't seen The Nutcracker in a couple of years. Two of my granddaughters played the angels in the play for two years in a row. It was a lot of fun to see them- xo Diana

Nely said...

What a beautiful tradition you have.That sounds like such fun.
Marry Christmas to you and your family!
Many hugs,
Nely!

Beate Kristin said...

I saw this one when I was 13 and was dancing ballet. I wish I could see it again! What a wonderful tradition!!! Merry Christmas to all of you!!!!!

miss b said...

One of my favourites too - I love going to the ballet as I had lessons from the age of four to seventeen. Gorgeous photos and I love those cupcakes too - red velvet mmmmm!
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

Laura said...

Sounds like a wonderful evening! Love those cupcakes :)

Teresa said...

Sheri, Jess and Nel,

“Bless you with blessings of heaven above...”
Genesis 49:25


Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and that the Lord blesses you with warmth and light and happiness.

Merry Christmas!!!

Yours,
Teresa

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri, Jess and Nel,

How wonderful that you went to the Nutcracker ballet - it is one of my favourites. I also have a few little Nutcracker decorations on the tree - love them.
Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas with much love, joy and happiness.

Hugs
Carolyn

Shirley said...

Merry Christmas Sheri, Jess & Nel..may you have a Wonderful and Happy Holiday season.
Kindredly, Shirley

Kerri said...

I have not seen the Nutcracker this season. It looks like you both enjoyed the ballet! I am so busy cleaning today and getting ready. We will have my family coming and going this week starting in a few hours. My son and I are headed to mass soon. I wish you a Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!

xoxo
Kerri

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

I love the Nutcracker Suite! Such gorgeous music! And yes I did see it coming on German TV the day before yesterday. Very special! Merry Christmas to you!
Blessings,
Ingeborg

Lila Moonlight said...

I would love to watch this ballet again, and in few years time I can take my son to see it too : ) I had a red velvet cupcake few days ago, now I saw it here, I want one more : ) As I am on holiday with lots of action, I am behind on my blog readings : ( I saw your latest xmas posts now, I hope you had a very merry xmas and a happy entry to 2013, I am happy to have met you in 2012 : )