December Wordless Wednesday Linkup: A Celtic Nutcracker Weekend

For the past few years, our middle daughter performed in The Celtic Nutcracker--an Irish dance version of the holiday show.  This year, both our middle daughter and our youngest were able to perform--making for a very busy weekend. 

The girls had their dress rehearsal on a Friday evening--over the course of around 5 hours--and returned to the theater early on Saturday and spent the day for the two shows.  Since they were at the theater for a day and a half--their dad and I were in the theater area for a day and a half as well!  I thought I would share some of our Celtic Nutcracker Weekend experiences as this week's Wordless Wednesday Link Up!

Getting Ready for The Dress Rehearsal..

 I'm not sure if Madelyn was happy to be dancing....or happy to be wearing makeup for the first time!

Miss Macy's Smile
Macy has mastered the art of selfies...

Dress Rehearsal / Date Night
Madelyn was required at rehearsal from 4:15 until 7:30....Macy was required from 4:15 until 8:45.  Rather than criss-cross Columbus six times--the husband and I opted to wander the Lincoln Theater area for an all-too-rare date night!

We visited the Olde Towne Tavern 

....for a Hummus Trio

...and a Great Lakes Christmas Ale

Then we headed to Yellow Brick Pizza

One of the monthly specials was a Goonie's Inspired Truffle Shuffle Pizza..

Yum!  The pizza crust was topped with truffle mashed potatoes, a blend of mushrooms, leeks, gruyere, mozzarella, and masala. I may need another one of those before the month ends!

The drink that jumped off the menu was an Apple Pie Mead Beer from Brothers Drake. 

It was soon time to hit the Zanzibar Coffee Shop
....and collect Madelyn from rehearsal...

We were surprised that the coffee shop also had a full bar....
That would be two strong coffees and little whiskey in the cup...

And a little Salsa Dancing...

Madelyn switched from Irish dance to a little salsa dancing while we waited for her sister.. have the energy of an eight year old!

Saturday.  The Big Day.  The Celtic Nutcracker.

Madelyn worked on selfies back stage first as a Frosted Flower...

Then as a dancing present... 

Then posed with friends..

Macy was ready to pose...

On Stage as a Forest Fairy

Off stage as a Forest Fairy..

In her Scottish Highlands Dress

 (third from the right in yellow...) the Elf in the Toy Scene

Yes.  I think the highlight of the performance was that her character allowed her to constantly stick out her tongue and make faces at everyone!  

It was quite a busy weekend--but, we are all looking forward to doing it again next year!

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  1. Adorable dancers! You must be very proud!

  2. So busy! Looks like they are enjoying their performances. Congratulations =)

  3. What fun photos heheh! Congrats! awww!

  4. Your daughters are adorable, so cute in their costumes!!!
    Thank you for stopping by The Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week.
    Happy Holidays!!!

  5. Very nice. I bet it was a great performance by your daughters.

  6. Gosh that looks like so much fun!

  7. That must have been such an exciting weekend! The girls look so pretty - fab shots! :)
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

  8. Your daughters look like they are having the best time! Thank you for sharing on the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday.

    Wishing you an amazing Christmas week.
    Lysa ~ Co-Host OMHGWW



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