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Septime Webre’s The Nutcracker

It seems these days that getting into the Christmas spirit is harder and harder to do.  With demanding jobs, families and a zillion other things to think about, it seems downright impossible to even take a second to experience any of the “magic” that comes with this time.

I love Christmas and all that comes with it – the tree, the sights, the smells, the food – everything.  Still, at least in D.C., the weather has been so unusual, that it’s added to the impossibility of really believing it. Until I saw….

61077aFrom the minute you walk into Warner Theater lobby, you instantly feel the holiday season – even more so walking into the theater.  The very first stage set are large, wrought iron, snowy gates with the backdrop of a grand mansion’s windows, giving you a sneak peek inside.

When the ballet starts, it introduces some of the characters walking into the mansion for a Christmas party.  Instantly, this outdoor scene is transformed into the grand ballroom of this mansion.  And from there, each and every scene of each act is nothing short of magical.

Some people believe that the “magic” I speak of can only be created these days, using CGI.  Septime defies this logic (Disney could too, to an extent) with elaborate sets, back drops and costumes.  This is in addition to the brilliant acting and dancing of the cast and company.  How this ballet was choreographed brings out the child wonderment and awe in all of us, leaving each audience member a little more uplifted and in the holiday spirit.

Tickets are available until December 23rd, which is the last showing before it ceases for the year.

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