Finally I got to see the Nutcracker. I've always loved the nutcracker movies during the holidays, but I've never seen it live. Luckily for me, in Korea expats get 20% off tickets to see the Nutcracker. So, the original price was 80,000 and we paid 66,000 including tax. This was my first ballet performance, actually my first musical performance EVER! It was held at the Universal Arts Center in Seoul.
Unfortunately we were late.... surprise surprise. Only about 10 minutes, but we missed the first 10 minutes, so I didn't take lots of pictures outside. Also, we couldn't take pictures during the show. I tried to sneak one but got caught. It sucks because the costumes and sets were really nice. Ah well. The first hour seemed like it had a lot going on. There were young performers (children) as well as adult performers. The dances were really good! But it made me drowsy. It was really dark in the hall and the music music was so soft. You can see a little bit of it on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGddAGMq0to.
There was a 20 minute intermission after the first hour. So, we walked around and snapped some pictures. This art center is amazingly beautiful!!
I love the chandeliers and crown moulding!!! Looks so elegant. Also, the red carpet!
Loving these walls. I want this in my future walk in closet!
The was a table selling Nutcrackers. I almost bought one, then thought to myself..... what would I do with this?? So I didn't buy it. But it would just be memorabilia I guess.
After the 20 minute intermission, we went to watch the last 40 minutes of the show. It was different than what I had imagined to be. There were lots of groups doing their own separate performances which we really nice. After the show we went outside to take pictures with the big Christmas tree.
They actually ended up turning on the Christmas tree lights! It really sucked that I could get even one picture of the performance but I'll try next time to be more discreet.
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