Monday, January 12, 2009

The Nutcracker

A few weeks before Christmas I came home to a beautiful poinsettia holding 2 tickets for the Nutcracker in San Francisco!! It was a great surprise date night! Our friend Sarah graciously came over to watch Joey and we went out early and had an Indian Feast in the city. Although we've eaten in the city before, we've never done it without Joey. Whenever we have a date we usually stay closer at home rather than battle the traffic to get in the city, but this was a special occasion! So we went for great Indian food and then lattes and the Nutcracker. It was the first time that I had ever seen it, live.

It was amazing!! I can't say enough what a great time I had, or what a nice surprise it was!

After we got home we did a little wiki reading and found out that The San Francisco Ballet was the first in the U.S. to perform the play in its entirety. The SF Ballet was the first to make it an annual tradition and the only ballet for 10 years that performed it completely. If you are interested in reading more about it visit: for more info. I actually really enjoyed reading some of the history. I have great memories of watching the PBS versions each December with Gelsey Kirkland and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Excitingly (and a little sadly) the old PBS version is being replaced for future years (starting with 2008) with the San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker. If you happen to catch it next year, think of us...

1 comment:

La Familia Garcia said...

How cool to go to the show!
Hubby gets an A+!