Have you ever seen a flock of more beautiful Angels?!
Here are the much awaited pictures of Brittany as an angel in the Nutcracker! Aren't they just beautiful? Brittany is on the back row on the right.
She holds a candle (which she is pretending to hold here) as she comes onstage in dim light, there is a live orchestra and swirling smoke from a dry-ice machine. Then the sugar plum fairy comes out and the circle her. She is then joined by her handmaidens.
See that angel hair? I worked hard for that! Circe's tips were really helpful. Doesn't she look like she is having fun? I have to say, after a difficult rehearsal when I doubted whether doing this thing was a good idea after all, and battling a killer urinary tract infection to get her here, I think it was worth it after all and I almost think we should do it again next year because now I know what I am doing!This is the scene that was behind her. This picture actually turned out better than I thought it would, wish I'd taken one when she was still onstage. That is the sugar plum fairy(who was pink as all sugar plum fairies should be) and the handmaidens. And that little head bump you can see silhouetted is my Matthew who surprisingly was entranced by the whole thing and is still mad at me for not getting a ticket to the "real" performance because I didn't think a five year old boy would want to sit through the Nutcracker. "You should have asked me Mom!" So maybe he will be a man of culture after all! That is your little tour of our Nutcracker, thanks for your interest, and tolerance!