Friday, December 18, 2009

The Nutcracker

Mallory had the opportunity to dance in the Nutcracker Ballet held here in our WONDERFUL town. The company she takes ballet through puts on a huge performance ...and it is AWESOME. When I signed her up back in August, I had no idea how big it was going to be...and how involved it would be. She was an Angel...the cutest one in fact. It was the perfect part for her. She absolutely loved being part of a huge production, the make-up, the costume, and the prima ballerina attitude.

So last week was the biggest week ever. We had staging rehearsals a couple nights, and then dress rehearsals. We were gone every night last week. A bit too crazy for me (and for sure Michael). Then the big performances! My parents came down to watch her. They also kidnapped Ella (Mallory's cousin) on the way down. It was a busy 2 days while they were here. I think I saw Logan for 20 minutes each day. Poor little guy! I was very impressed by the ballerinas coming out of this retarded town. So I guess "it" has one good thing!

Here is Mallory backstage waiting to go on. I worked make-up, so it was fun to see her getting ready. I am very good at stage make-up now!!

Here is about half the group of Angels. They are so cute.

I got a few pictures during the performance. They looked so cute and sparkely on stage.

My mom and Ella got to see the show 3 times. I saw it all the way through once. Mallory was able to go see it too. She wanted to see what she was part of. (They had alternate casts for some of the parts) We now love the Nutcracker. We have been listening to the music and dancing around all week. Jillian pretends to be Clara and dance with her nutcracker. I guess I'll have to sign her up next year too.

1 comment:

  1. How fun! Glad she enjoyed it so much and that's there's something to look to forward to next year!