Sunday, December 9, 2012

Boston Ballet's - The Nutcracker

We're feeling the holiday spirit over here.  We have our mini tree up and the Christmas village on display, and we even celebrated St. Nicholas Day (one of my favorite holidays).  Last weekend we went to Boston to see Patrick's cousin perform in the Boston Ballet's "The Nutcracker."  She did an amazing job as well as everyone else in the production.

This year, The Boston Ballet made all new costumes, thanks to designer Robert Perdziola, and I must say they were absolutely gorgeous!  The costumes this year are figure-flattering with sweetheart necklines.  One of my favorite costumes was the "flower" costume - the long pink and purple skirts.  I read that each tutu required 11-14 layers of tulle.  We, at Rice Rafferty, know what it's like to make a tutu, so we understand the time it takes.  There were so many Swarvoski crystals glittering; it looked like snow!  One of the costumes had 4,000 jewels on the tutu and bodice!

My favorite part is the Party scene.  Wouldn't you LOVE to attend a party like that with so many beautiful decorations and well dressed guests?  While watching I couldn't help, but feel nostalgic for my childhood...remembering the last time I saw "The Nutcracker" and how special it felt to put on a pretty dress and go out to a beautiful theater.  I lived in Pittsburgh at the time, so it was Heinz Hall that held the theater productions.  I remember going outside after the show into the cold dark streets and snowflakes were coming down - it felt so magical.  Going to see "The Nutcracker" is one of my favorite holiday traditions.  It makes you feel like a kid again!  I highly recommend checking out Boston Ballet's "The Nutcracker."  Bravo! 


  1. My little neice is playing in our local production of The Nutcracker this weekend! I'm so excited. Great blog by the way :)

  2. Thank you for your comment! Enjoy the show this weekend! I keep playing the songs from The Nutcracker in my head. It really puts you in the holiday spirit. Cheers!