Wednesday, December 19, 2007


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!

10 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

How gorgeous Brittany looks. What a wonderful time they would have had.
Alison

Anonymous said...

I thought the pictures of my favorite ballerina were terrific. I wonder what Mathew would look like in a too to with wings????
Grandpa Butler

Natasha Burns said...

How gorgeous she looks!!! I bet it was magical!

Circe said...

WOW! I have been looking forward to those pictures! Brittany looks so adorable! The hair looks like it turned out perfectly. Ruby now asks me to put her hair in curlers at night so she can wear it to school in a curly up-do. That's OK...I have it under ten minutes now, even for Golda's. Lots of mousse and no brushing. Do you know what I found out? I took one of the curlers out to re-do it 10 minutes after I put it in, and it was already curled! Anyway...I think you should definitely do Nutcracker every year. It is so much fun! I wish I could see your production. It looks similar to ours. Thanks for letting us see the pictures!

Paige said...

Those are gorgeous costumes. And a UTI is the WORST. I'd rather give birth without pain meds than have a UTI. Are you taking your antibiotics?

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

OOOOH!!!!!HOW precious!!!!!! Ooo, tha photo did turnout great!!!! xxoooo She is well, an angel really!!

Heidiram said...

Just found you from Paige's blog. Thanks for the candy recipe. I'm heading to the store to buy the candy canes right after I teach my group exercise class... I already have my year supply of chocolate from Guittard Chocolate Company in Fairfield, CA. (Kind of defeats the purpose of exercise when I'm going to make candy this afternoon. Maybe I should call in sick and miss my class???)

Sarah Smiles said...

You look beautiful, Brittany! Way to go. I love the Nutcracker. I wish I could have been there to see you in it. Good work with her hair, Michelle.

Felicia said...

Adorable :)

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

She's a sweety! How pretty!