Last Sunday the family went to the Pikes Peak Center to enjoy the perrennial seasonal favorite, THE NUTCRACKER BALLET. The oldest granddaughter was chosen to be one of the party girls in the opening scenes of the ballet this year.
Each year the San Diego Ballet Troupe comes to Colorado Springs for a weekend of shows. In addition to the professional troupe, a number of young ballerina hopefuls from local clubs and ballet schools are chosen to play roles along side their professional counterparts. It seems that she has worked her way up through the small bit parts to become a little more prominent each year. Now, if she can just play the role of Clara, all will be ok in her world.
The music was provided by the Colorado Springs Symphony which always does a great job playing the familiar orchestral pieces. The hours that go into the children's costumes and practices represent a tremendous commitment on the parents and children. In the end, though, it is worth the time and effort for these youngsters to get a taste of a real stage performance.
After the performance, which the 4 and 6 year old grandsons were only to glad to see end, we packed everyone up, and headed to the Red Lobster for a relaxing Sunday dinner. This would be the finish for what turned out to be a very hectic Thanksginving weekend. It was also a terrific way to start the Christmas season off with a bang. But, if truth be known, I was kind of glad to see the weekend over and Monday come. Then, I could go to work and get the peace and quiet I thought was going to be mine.