The Nutcracker (sort of) 2009December 10, 2009 at 7:35 am | Posted in little bug, the firm, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Tags: Boston Ballet, the Nutcracker
You may remember that last year Little Bug came in to work at lunchtime to see the short performance of The Nutcracker that the Boston Ballet puts on in the lobby of my office building every Christmastime. This year, serendipitously, Buggy happened to come in to our firm’s backup day care on the same day. Now that she understands what a ballerina is (have you heard of Angelina Ballerina? The dancing mouse?), she loved it even more. After every three-minute-or-so performance she’d clap and yell, “More dancing! More dancing!” Auntie Jenny even came into the city at the last minute on a snowy, slushy day to join us for lunch and the performance.
Little Buggy and the dancing bear. No, the bear is not in the “real” Nutcracker but, we learned, was originally inserted into the Boston performance at the request of its former corporate sponsor, Filene’s. People loved it so much that even though Filene’s obviously is no longer a sponsor, the bear still appears every year.