Monday, December 15, 2014

Nutcracker Weekend - Morning Version - Part 1

It was a Nutcracker weekend for us over here !

We were blessed to be able to enjoy two performances of the Nutcracker this past weekend. 

This was our first ever live performance for Zoe and I, even though we have read the story many many times. 

Our first go was at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts featuring Pacific Symphony , Nutcracker for Kids !

This was an event that our girl scout troop set up for us all.

A few days before the event we were getting excited but that all came to a halt when we realized that we had misplaced our tickets. Not the whole troops but just ours. 

To avoid any more crying and panic from my 7yo I contacted the box office and the most amazing people were so helpful! 
I would like to thank Emily, Chuck and Louise for not only making sure that my daughter and I were able to get to our seats but took such great care of us they deserve a huge WERE GRATEFUL shout out !

Now on to the show....
these girls were so excited and so ready to see the story of the Nutcracker live.

 There were Carolers caroling and the mood was set - so perfect !

When we entered there was Nutcracker decor everywhere. The girls really seemed eager to get to their seats and get ready for the show. 

The view from anywhere in the Renee Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall is very nice ! We were up top and in the center. 

The show itself was perfect for younger kids. It was about an hour and partially narrated. I say partially because the narration was not the entire time and it was done so well it allowed the adults to enjoy it if they have never seen or read the story themselves. 

The kids and cast were amazing! They did such a great job of entertaining our kids while allowing them to experience a classic on stage. 

I am beyond grateful that we were able to enjoy this as mother and daughter. She had so many questions about theater after it was great!

I must admit that there was also a 35 min show when we got home - that is how inspired my lil entertainer was after the event!

We got home and my baby was so eager to share what she just saw and how much fun she had. 

Little did she know that our mom daughter surprise later in the evening was another performance - a bit ore mature but none the less, after seeing her at the morning performance, i knew she'd love it!

Thanks again to our troop leaders for setting it all up and we are beyond grateful for the top notch customer service we received from the box office and the management ! Thank you !

If you have never read the story of the Nutcracker, I totally suggest it, as well as seeing it live. I'm not a huge theater person but my daughter is . What I am huge on is bonding and living outside the box so trying new things and seeing my kids smile are all that matter! 

Try New Things !
Thanks for reading -

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