The title of the post is the nickname for the Nutcracker rehearsals each Saturday when the “party scene” is rehearsed. The actual performances are Friday, December 4 – Sunday, December 6.
This year I get to play Dr. Stahlbaum, the host of the party, for two of the shows and a regular “party dad” for two other shows. I always like to learn something new. The party guys are wearing tuxes this year instead of old-timey duds, so that will be a fun change.
My youngest has a bunch of good roles, including the Dewdrop Fairy (my favorite). My wife is helping make a lot of the costumes. My oldest is performing in the Nutcracker at the professional company where she is a trainee. We’re excited to go see that one as well.
It is your best holiday entertainment value – $18 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Nice theater, good show and no having to to drive downtown! Guys, impress your wives/girlfriends and take them to see some fine arts. It is a big hit with kids because it is colorful, fast moving and has many short scenes.