Alexandra Zaripov’s Event Journal

Moscow ballet nutcracker 1031121
Friday December 14, 2012 / 7:30pm
Great Russian Nutcracker
2 tickets
Price Level 3 - Floor (Rows P-T)

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The performance (and I might be spoiled here growing up in Russia, attending ballet each year which lasted about 3hours with several intermissions) at any rate, the performance of the dancers was great, however some parts were taken out, so the entire thing lasted only about an hour to an hour an a half.Therefore I would say B-rated show. On to the organization of the event, I bought really good seats, however we were ushered to some other seats and for the first part of the performance were sitting apparently in the wrong place, during the intermission we were told to move and find our seats, when we got there, there were 5kids sitting there and 2nd part was about to start, feeling sorry for the family we just grabbed whatever seats were available and finished off the show with popcorn munching and bottle crunching behind us by the kids. In conclusion, the MOST disorganized event ever, I felt more sad for the dancers as apparently everyone had to wait in line for will-call and arrived after the show started. Definitely a big disappointment, especially wanting to see what you remembered from childhood.