Wednesday, December 20, 2006
A December Lindahl Tradition
Our town has its own dance company, and we have enjoyed going to the yearly performances of the Nutcracker for many many years. Only once in the early 1990's did our guys join us, and each year I ask them if they would like to come with us, but both John and Wes always politely decline. Anne and I continue our tradition of going to the mostly student-performed ballet and we LOVE it! This year, Anne was able to watch one of the girls she babysat for years ago take on the role of one of the snowflake dancers, and Lauren was so graceful and grown-up in her performance. I also get to see former students from when I taught preschool as they sing in Dickens-time costumes as carolers in the Musical Theater production before the curtain rises. (Anne was one of these carolers during her last two years in high school.) This year we attended the show at the recently restored Genesee Theater in downtown Waukegan. Truly, this is a grand theatre and is nearly the size of the Symphony Center in downtown Chicago. Check it out sometime if you want to experience a new venue for the performance arts! Ringo Starr, B.B. King, and Riverdance were just a few of the featured concerts there last year!