The Nutcracker | Charlotte Ballet

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

This year I had to opportunity to see The Nutcracker for the first time ever, not to mention see my first ballet. I couldn’t have been more excited.

After locating our designated parking garage, we headed over to The Capital Grille just in time for our 5 o’clock dinner reservations.

The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille

It was our first time trying this restaurant as well and I definitely look forward to trying it out again!

Capital Grille...
Capital Grille…
We had already decided what to get before we arrived.
We had already decided what to get before we arrived… All-Natural Herb Roasted Chicken!
Potato Leek Soup for mum to start...
Potato Leek Soup for mum to start…
Yummy!
Yummy!

While we looked at the interactive dessert menu… we were just too full.

Interactive Menu...
Interactive Menu…

Time to head back over to the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center…

A scene from Uptown Charlotte...
A scene from Uptown Charlotte  @ night…

Since there was still quite a bit of time to spare before we could be seated, we checked out the Christmas tree…

Me & The Christmas tree
Me & The Christmas tree
Tickets at the ready...
Tickets at the ready…

We had boxed seats for the show so we were literally looking down on the orchestra/stage…

Curtain still drawn... waiting for the orchestra to fill in...
Curtain still drawn… waiting for the orchestra to fill in…
Orchestra at the ready...
Orchestra seated… just waiting for the conductor to arrive…
Let it snow!
Let it snow!

Everything about this production was awe-inspiring. The dancers, the music, the choreography… our seats. Just amazing!

Final bows...
Final bows…

We are already planning to see Peter Pan at the Knight Theater in March…

Merry Christmas everyone!

~theavidpen

3 Comments

  • Reply meljoy13 December 25, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Both Mark and I definitely love The Nutcracker. Hopefully we’ll make it again in 2014!

  • Reply meljoy13 December 25, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I meant 2015 😉

  • Reply annie lee December 26, 2014 at 6:45 am

    aww everyone seems to be watching the nutcracker lately. i want tooooo toooooooo.

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