I did ballet for ten years and spent a year on pointe shoes before my family moved from Utah to Massachusetts when I was almost 13. Once we moved, I never took ballet lessons again, and I've always missed it. Ballet is full of beauty and grace and I just love it. I guess it got into my soul since it was such a big part of my life as a child. I haven't been to the ballet in a long time, and this e-mail from NYCB reminded me of how much I miss it. So, I'm sorry Peter, I know how a lot of men feel about ballet, yourself included, but for Christmas all I really want is to go to Boston Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, with a nice dinner in the city before or after the performance. Here are some pictures that might persuade you of how wonderful this would be:
Boston Ballet's production of The Nutcracker is arguably the best one there is. It's what this ballet company is famous for. The special effects are amazing, and the dancers are the best. I went eleven years ago when I was in high school, and it was wonderful. I love the music, the costumes, the story, and of course, the dancing. Living away from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia for the first time since 1993 has made me feel a bit culture-deprived, so I want my culture fix in the form of Boston Ballet's Nutcracker!
Note to Peter: Tickets sell like hotcakes, so act fast! I don't care if it's a matinee or an evening performance, or before or after Christmas. I don't care if the seats are not the greatest (as long as there isn't a giant pillar blocking our view). I just want to go!