My daughter and I are trying to make going to the ballet to see the Nutcracker a yearly tradition. Last year was our first year and we really enjoyed it (read about it here).
This year the show was in a different location. It was at the Murat Theater which was much bigger than the Scottish Rite Cathedral last year.
This was a great location! They sold snacks which is wonderful when you have an 11 year old. So we grabbed some drinks and our popcorn and went to our seats.
All the halls were long and huge!
This is how close we were to the stage. If the ballet is here next year then I am going to get us balcony seats! My daughter really wanted to see the orchestra.
While were in line my daughter and I started talking to some of the other guest and we ended up meeting a french woman! I was really excited! After the show was over we hunted her down because we both wanted to talk with her.
We ended up finding her and I asked her questions about french living and where to visit in France. She told me everything. How it was wonderful to live in France and which parts to stay away from. She also told me about a program here in our city for high school students.
Apparently, there is a program that let's high school students stay in France with a host family for 6 weeks! I will definitely be looking into that program for my daughter.
I also checked the schedule and Swan Lake will be there in June. I will be getting tickets to that! I really enjoy the ballet and want to continue to go to shows with my daughter.
Seek the arts........
(photos via Mrs. Shockley)