The Nutcracker: New York is a fabulous place to be during the holiday season. Everywhere you look, Christmas has exploded in some form or fashion; whether its music, decorations, or even the hustle and bustle of scarves and woolly hats, this city breathes and sleeps the merry season. Being that Christmas is my favorite holiday, my boyfriend hit a home run when he surprised me with the best present possible, tickets to see the legendary Nutcracker at the world famous Lincoln Center. To say I was ecstatic would be an understatement. Walking up to the Lincoln Center took my breath away; it is beautiful, an iconic image of New York. Entering the David H. Koch Theater, I was giddy with excitement, ready to see an amazing performance. As I settled into my fabulous seat, I scanned the gigantic theater, astounded with the size and beauty. As the curtains drew and the music cued, I was hypnotized. Being that I had never been to a ballet, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I fell in love at first scene. The costumes, music, dancing, sets, kept me mesmerized. A silly smile was plastered onto my face throughout the whole show, a production that felt like it lasted all of ten minutes because it was so enjoyable. If you live in New York City, or have a chance to visit this wild place during the holidays, make this show a must do!
In a few words: The whole experience will have any Scrooge dreaming of sugar plum fairies for days.