Valerie Sindal’s Event Journal

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Saturday December 15, 2012 / 2:00pm
The Nutcracker
3 tickets
Assigned at Box Office

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It's a great theatrical ballet event, a mix of very young ballerinas (toddlers till early teens) who are just starting or learning, with some higher-level amateurs who can definitely dance their heart out. It seemed to be more like a year-end ballet school performance than an actual professional show. But for the price of the tickets, it was definitely worth it! The service was rather scattered, unclear signs of where to enter, people were being scolded for entering from other doors, but there are no clearly marked signs where the main entrance is. The usher who helped us get seated took us all the way to the other end of the balcony then realized that we should've entered from the left side, not the right side, because of where our seats are located. So she sent us back to the other side, without programs. We had to enter in the dark not because we were there late but because of the unorganized main entrance, it took forever to get through the doors and to walk up the stairs to the balcony. They should have had two separate entrances, one for the people on the orchestra level and another for the people seated on the balcony level. The worst part was there were so many little children who just end up talking through the show and some were even crying, kicking and screaming halfway through performances.