Wednesday December 17, 2008 / 7:30pmKirov Ballet: The Nutcracker
Founders Circle (1st Balcony)
How was your experience?
It was a lovely night out and a perfect way to get in the holiday mood. The featured dancers were fabulous, the orchestra was wonderful, and the costumes were lovely....it was a solid evening. The rest of the dancers were pretty good, but a little out of sync and the entire first act and some of the mid sized numbers, like the arabian numberwere a big snooze. The intermission between the 1st and 2nd act also made the evening drag. FYI, for some reason some of the parking around the Dorothy Chandler is no longer open and they are forcing everyone to use the music center parking which adds at least a half hour onto your parking time. There are just too many people that have to be parked in to narrow a window of time. Frustrating.