Wednesday, October 1, 2008

All I Want For Christmas!

I recently got an e-mail from the New York City Ballet about their upcoming 2009 season. I love the picture that was in the e-mail:


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!

14 comments:

Katie said...

Peter, you are a lucky guy... I don't even give my hubby hints like this :-)

They had a ballet rendition of Dracula here at the Pennsylvania ballet a few years back that was simply amazing.

Andy would argue with you, Donna, about Boston having the best ballet company... he strongly contends that it is the Bolshoi Ballet of Russia (I think it is also called the St. Petersburg ballet, but I am not positive.)

rachel said...

Oh I hope you get to go! How fabulous that would be. Have you ever been tempted to take ballet up again? I bet you would have a blast :)

Alyson said...

I LOVE the Nutcracker! It's been ages since I've seen it though. Hopefully, Peter will listen to you.

I did dance too!

Sarah Laurence said...

Donna, I grew up watching the Nutcracker in NYC and loving it. I took ballet for a year but was pretty hopeless. I'm impressed you stuck with it for 10 years - hard work. We've seen the Portland ballet in Maine perform the Nutcracker for the kids, but it's not the same.

The most amazing Swan Lake I ever saw was in London with my daughter 4 years ago at the huge Royal Albert Hall on a round stage. There must have been 50 swans. My daughter was only 6 and sat through it all enchanted. She'd seen the posters and requested to go.

My 7 year old niece is obsessed with the Nutcracker. It's a fun tradition to pass through the generations.

That note to your husband made me laugh - a hint and a half!

Dolly said...

I went to the Nutcracker here in Utah last November-So awesome!!! Love the ballet pictures♥

Laura said...

How awesome! What a romantic, beautiful experience that would be! Great idea!

dougandcheryl said...

I hope you get it!

Me said...

I hope Santa has put you on his NICE list!

P.S. You've been tagged...visit my blog for the details!

Peter said...

Am I allowed to buy tickets for you and your mom?

Donna said...

Oh no you don't, Peter! My mom doesn't enjoy the ballet nearly as much as you do.

Donna said...

Katie--That Dracula ballet sounds like it must have been fascinating. I would love to see that.

I've heard the ballet company in Russia is exceptionally good, and yes, I'll agree with Andy that it's probably even better than Boston's!

Donna said...

Hi Rachel, yes, I've thought a lot over the years about signing up for a ballet class. I looked into it this fall at a couple of nearby dance studios. You're right, I think I'd really enjoy it. I'm gonna do it! Sometime soon!

Sarah--That performance of Swan Lake in London sounds simply stunning. Now I've got the music from Swan Lake running through my head. How I'd love to see that one!

Karolynn said...

That would be awesome if you could go! I haven't been to anything like that for many, many years. I love that photo too!

Mom said...

Peter, thank you very much for thinking about me going to the ballet with Donna, unless it was just a way to get out of going yourself. If you two go I would love to babysit and if I go I would love dinner with it. (ha-ha)