Cracker

I have been a professional violist for over ten years now. Somehow (SOMEHOW), I have managed to make it until tonight without playing The Nutcracker.  This is a truly unprecedented feat.  A violist going ten years without playing the Nutcracker is like a fireman going ten years without going to a car crash.  It’s insane. 

But tonight, the streak ended.  A colleague called in sick, and I got the call to fill in. 

It turns out the Nutcracker is pretty good!  Hee.

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6 Responses to “Cracker”


  1. 1 Pretty (Postcards from Stumptown) November 24, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    I love the Nutcracker, Kitty. I thought I would go with my friend Jessie while she was here, but she has bad memories of some kid vomiting the whole time in the back. Oh well. Maybe sometime we can go, and I’ll watch you play.

  2. 2 miriam November 24, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    It’s fun to play, if you can’t see the dancers you can usually see the audience’s wee faces, and there’s that one viola movement.

    That was quite a streak!

  3. 3 elise November 24, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    kate, my violin teacher took me to see the Nutcracker when i was 6. apparently, it was a tad warm in the theatre, cuz i stood up on my chair, took off my knit tights, and yelled, “i’m HOT!”.

  4. 4 courtney November 25, 2007 at 10:27 am

    The Cracker is all good the first few times, however 24 performances later, it gets a tad old.

  5. 5 Jennifer November 25, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    Never did the nutcracker? Wow. That’s like a singer never singing Handel’s Messiah. ;) I’ve done it as an Alto 2 and Soprano 1.

    Can’t wait to sit in on all these shows!!!

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