Any night at the Joffrey Ballet is sure to be memorable - and in the good way, not the "look at that baby eating hair off the barber shop floor" kind of memorable. But today's Groupon is for the Joffrey's performance of The Nutracker - a memory in its own right - making the evening memorable squared.
If you've never been to the ballet, there couldn't be a better opportunity. These front-center orchestra tickets are for the 7pm performance on Sunday, December 21st, , making it a great way to transition into the holidays. Great seats like these (Center Orchestra) are normally $70, but if at least 15 people sign up today, the Joffrey ballet is giving them to Groupon customers for $55.
Considering the athletic grace of ballet dancers, we have chosen to compose this persuasive essay with an inarticulate clumsiness that punctuates the value of elegance. The ballet is awesome. You will say, "woah, that's crazy! How do they do that?" And the whole time you will be thinking, "when are they going to play that 'dee do dee, dang dang dang, duh duh duh, duh duh duh, dung dee dung dee dung' song?" And then they'll play it and you will get the shivers.
If you haven't seen the Nutcracker before, here's a quick synopsis. Adapted from the novel by Hans Christian Anderson, The Nutracker, is the story of a young boy named Pants who wanted nothing more than a toy nutcracker for Christmas. But Pants had a stepmother that didn't believe in magic, and was afraid that the nutcracker would be magical and start dancing. Pants ignored his step-mother, and put the Nutracker on his Christmas list anyway. And since his stepmother was a kind woman, she respected his christmas list and got him the Nutcracker. Intermission. Well, the stepmother was right - the Nutcracker was magical, and it came to life and started dancing. But she was wrong in the sense that the Nutcracker was completely innocuous - it had a great time with Pants, until the sun came out and the Nutracker melted. Burned? But not before it saved Christmas!
Of course, none of that is true. The Nutcracker is a story of how successful pest control makes for great celebration. Basically in Act 1 The Nutcracker comes to life to help the protagonist young girl fend off some scary mice, eventually stabbing and killing the Mouse King, and after that the Nutcracker and the girl are whisked off to magical winter wonderland with dancing snowflakes and a wordless children's chorus. Follow that up with Act 2 where the celebration continues when they reach the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy, and witness dance after amazing dance performed by Chocolates, Bon Bons, Tea & Coffee, Candy Canes & various other kinds of old timey sweets. That's quite a reward for taking out a mouse.
One thing is certainly true, and it's this: today's Groupon is a great deal on something that is fun and will make your life amazing.