Some choice comments overheard these past weeks that I think represent Nutcracker 2009 very well:
Alison Roper, to Adrian Fry during barre one day during the middle of our five days-of-two-shows-each-day: "Maybe someone will deliver a four-pound box of chocolates to us today."
Ansa Deguchi, to Steven Houser, also during barre on one of those days: "I feel like old people".
And my favorite. Ashby Baldock, our stage manager, after her debut as Mother Ginger on Christmas Eve: "It was fun. And I even remembered when to lift up my skirt!"