Sunday, December 21, 2008

Not Your Grandma's Nutcracker

My husband surprised me two weeks ago and told me he bought us tickets to the Nutcracker. I was thrilled that he planned a night out for us- it came out of nowhere and I love being surprised!

While I was excited to spend a night on the town, going to see the Nutcracker would not have been my first choice. I saw it last year for the first time as an adult and it's just not the same when you are all grown up. But I wasn't about to tell my husband! A night out IS a night out and I want to encourage him to do this in the future-- wink!

Well the joke was on me. He took me to see the Nutcracker but it wasn't your classic ballet. Nope. It was a "Burlesque Nutcracker" in which each scene the actors stripped down to pasties and thongs/banana hamocks and it was all set to swing-style music. The Nutcracker on Crack. It was definately entertaining. I think I saw enough skin to last me the rest of my life.

There were aerialistas

And a risque sugar plum ferry

And sex dancing

And men in tutus and pasties....

Next year I might take Grandma.

*pictures courtesy of this man's flickr account


LEO said...

This sounds like the only Nutcracker my husband would buy tickets to. Sounds like a fun night out!

Proto Attorney said...

That is freakin' awesome. We volunteer for our local ballet company, and sadly, they've never done anything like this!