Friday, December 23, 2005
My niece puts yours to shame
My niece was surprisingly good in her role. Here's another picture of her -- note that she is the cutest one on stage.
In the second part of the show, Clara does little more than watch other dancers.
In this particular production, the only reason to watch the dancers was because you were related to one of them -- it dragged on and on and on. The highlights included one little girl with a penchant for falling to the ground with a stunning lack of grace, and another little girl who got out onto stage and decided she couldn't be arsed so she sat down.
Those of us in the audience were able to sink down in our seats and close our eyes through certain less-exciting parts, but Mikah had to sit at the center of the stage and pretend that she cared. She did this amazingly well via a good deal of enthusiastic pointing.
The boy who played the Nutcracker Prince often seemed more interested in smelling his hands, but Mikah kept him in line by occasionally jabbing him in the ribs. My niece is the best niece ever.