I love the performing arts, especially musicals and the ballet. Recently, my husband and I saw The Book of Mormon when it stopped in Tucson during a national tour, and a couple of weeks ago I won tickets to a performance by Ballet Tucson called Dance and Dessert. I was able to pick the time and date of the performance of my choosing and because these days my husband and I don’t like staying out too late (LOL!), I opted for today’s mid-day performance :). Following the performance, we were able to taste desserts from local restaurants in Tucson like Blue Willow and Cheddar’s.
Even though I’ve lived in Tucson for several years, I’d never seen a performance by Ballet Tucson. I’ve seen the Nutcracker performed by Ballet Arizona and the San Francisco Ballet, but up until a year ago, I didn’t know about Ballet Tucson. I’m glad I was given the opportunity to see one of their performances. I can be a traditionalist when it comes to dance and ballet, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that the performances showcased various genres. Most importantly, the dancers were extremely talented. There was one particular performance that was a lot of fun to watch – it was called “Punctuations .!?” One dancer wore a costume with an question mark, one dancer wore a costume with an exclamation point, and the third dancer wore a costume with a period. It was very unique, creative, and enjoyable to watch. I also liked that the performers danced to music by Ella Fitzgerald, Annie Lennox, and Nina Simone. And the finale? It was beautiful.
As an added bonus, after the performance was over, we were able to eat desserts from local restaurants. Here’s the list of the participating restaurants:
And below is a picture of some of the desserts I sampled 🙂
The dessert on the left is from Blue Willow and the dessert on the right is from Cheddar’s.
I love that Tucson, while not as big as some other cities like Phoenix, still has a lot to offer when it comes to the performing arts. Dance & Dessert is only occurring this weekend, which means that tomorrow is the last day you will be able to see it until next year. I’m actually considering buying season tickets now. That’s how much I enjoyed it. So if you have the opportunity to see it, give it a chance.