Sunday December 9, 2012 / 1:00pmThe Red Chair Children's Production Company: The Nutcracker
How was your experience?
The performance was cute and entertaining. However, the seats up in the balcony conjured up thoughts not of Sugar Plum Fairy but of the black hole of Calcutta. Either there was no air conditioning, or it was inadequate. The air was stifling, hot and oppressive forcing people to open exit doors to allow some fresh air in. Only the first three rows of the balcony should be available to patrons, because beyond that people raise their children to see over the heads of those in the first three rows effectively blocking the view of those in the upper rows. We could get only glimpses of the dancers. Children under six should not be brought in. They can't appreciate the ballet or music and they cry and yell destroying the experience for the older children. The ushers and the other employed people are very kind and courteous. But we will probably never again repeat the experience.