Brandywine Ballet Co
February 26, 2010
I attended the Brandywine Ballets performance of "The Nutcracker" with my daughter and granddaughter in December. I chose this performance of The Nutcraker because I took my daughters back in the early '80s and remembered what a delightful experience it was. For me it was the best way to introduce them to "The Nutcracker". The performance was outstanding and the experience was just right - not overwhelming with the theatre and an orchestra.
In December we attended the "Nutcracker Tea" prior to the performance. This was a very personal and unique experience. My granddaughter, Margo, was able to interact with the dancers and see them in their costumes prior to the show. This made it even more "special" for her, my daugher and myself. We purchased a "ballet shoe" and had the dancers autograph it. The reading of "The Nutcracker" by one of the members of the Ballet was extraordinary. She put so much into the reading that the children's eyes' lit and so did mine. When it came time for the performance, we were all more than ready to see it.
The ballet itself was beautiful and the dancers were outstanding. I have seen "The Nutcracker" w/Penna Ballet Company and I can honesty say that The Brandywine Ballet Company it comparable to their dancers. The performance in Phila does have more glitz and special effects and, of course, the Phila Orchestra is outstanding. But given a chance to see "The Nutcracker" performed again, I would not hesitate seeing it with The Brandywine Ballet Company. This performance is a hands on one for children.
We will be there again in December and hopefully will be able to bring some of my other grandchildren that live outside the area. Am already starting to plan for the performance in 2010.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the performance of The Nutcraker.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the personal care that they have shown with the public in this performance.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Staff was very helpful in securing the tickets as I had difficulty with the website.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
do whatever it needs for their organization.
Ways to make it better...
between The Nutcracker Tea and The Nutcracker performance there was less of a waiting time for performance to begin.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About once a year
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Retired - Volunteer with the Chester County Department of Aging as an Ombudsman, Tree Tender with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Consignment with the Trading Post which benefits Fox Chase Cancer Center, transport for Middle Atlantic English Springer .