I finally got to take my girls to the ballet this week. We saw The Nutcracker at the Birmingham Hippodrome. Here’s Boo standing in front of the orchestral pit. She chose her outfit herself, she loves dresses but she’s not into the pink frilly type so I was a little dissapointed in her navy blue spotty dress. However, she was thrilled with the fluffy blue cardigan with diamante I bought her. And she has a pearl necklace that she chose. I also spent some time curling her naturally straight hair for her.
Our seats were right at the front. I took this picture from mine. You can see the orchestra pit and the stage is right behind that screen. We got there a little early and it was quite empty, as it began to fill everyone was chatting and Star found it really stressful. I should remember to bring her ear defenders for times like this. However, we counted down the time until the start and it wasn’t long before the lights went down and the chattering stopped.
Then the music began and after the prelude the curtain went up and the show began. I took a sneak peak at the girls and they were enthralled with big smiles on their faces. Boo asked a few questions during the first half, but they mostly were just watching and enjoying.
The second half is more dancing than story and the girls just sat back and enjoyed the magic.
They loved the Nutcracker but on the way out they saw posters for the Musical, Six. So now I’m going to see if I can get tickets to see that. You can’t beat a night of live performance. I’m already excited for my next ballet experience, Matthew Bourne’s ‘The Red Shoes.’
Have you ever been to the ballet?