Several months ago the girl expressed an interest in seeing Colorado Ballet’s production of Romeo and Juliet, and because families of students enrolled in its dance academy received a 20% discount, we were able to get a good deal on tickets for great seats. The show was entertaining for a variety of reasons, not the least of which were the snippets of dialogue from my family:
Tom: This is the most boring thing I’ve ever done in my life.
Also Tom: They already did the balcony scene, how much left is there?
The boy [after Mercutio is killed]: I can still see him breathing!
Me [during intermission]: Do you think they’ll live happily ever after?
The boy: Maybe in heaven?
The girl: Don’t you know they do a double suicide?
Tom: That guy in the market has been trying to sell fabric for an hour and a half! That’s all he does!
Also Tom [after final scene]: Thank God they died quickly, I was worried it’d go on for another ten minutes.
The show was actually well-paced and enjoyable to watch. The dancing was pretty and the fight choreography had the kids enthralled. Tom struggled with the three hour production but that was attributable to a combination of a bad head cold, our wine pairing at dinner, and his old age in general.