Sunday November 6, 2011 / 2:00pmRussian Masters
Section D (Side Mezzanine)
How was your experience?
The best is saved for last, so if you are tempted to leave after the first intermission, or even the second, you'll miss out on the featured dance, "The Firebird". The temptation might arise as a result of the drab black & white costumes and bare sets that mark most of the earlier dances, but if you're a fan of ballet, the dancers and musicians are a treat. If you're going for spectacle... well just wait for it. Don't bring your children unless they can sit quietly for the whole thing. I admire parents that want to expose their kids to culture at an early age, but had the misfortune of a bored little girl behind me for most of the show. Sadly, the volunteer staff were horrible. The ushers had a hard time figuring out the seat numbering - which is confusing to begin with, and the attendants in the lobby were downright rude. The bar did not sell coffee on a sunday afternoon, which struck me as ridiculous, but when I tried to re-enter the lobby with the cup I bought next door, the cup was literally snatched out of my hand and I was lectured about buying concessions elsewhere! And people wonder why these events seem "stuffy".