Dec 6, 17, 08:19 AM #1
Trans-Siberian OrchestraLooks like they are coming to Cincy on December 21st. Cheapest tickets I can find, without looking really hard are about $60, so I assume the nosebleeds of USBank. Wife has always wanted to see them, while I've had zero desire to go, especially when I can probably vend the UC Basketball game that evening.
So, whose seen them? They worth it? I'd rather spend that money on a UK game.Advertisement
Dec 6, 17, 09:31 AM #2I haven't personally seen them but I've been told that their show is fantastic.
Just a quick story...a few years ago I took my son to Chicago to watch UK play UCLA. That was for him and I decided to take my daughter to the Joffrey Ballet to watch The Nutcracker with the Chicago Philharmonic. Obviously, I'm thinking...this is going to be a miserable two hours but I love my daughter and it's a huge deal to her so I'm going to get through it. When I got in that theater and the actual Chicago Philharmonic fired up their instruments, I swear I've never heard anything more beautiful in all my life. At times, I was overcome by emotion, even had tears in my eyes a few times. Not because I was sad, just because the music was so powerful that it made me emotional and I couldn't control it. So what I'm saying is: don't judge a book by its cover. It's good to check out new things here and there. Never know what you might stumble into.
Dec 6, 17, 09:41 AM #3
My story is similar. As a kid, our family attended Broadway shows performed by off-Broadway casts. Sometimes we say people on their way up (Liza Minelli comes to mind). Sometimes we saw people on their way down (Howard Keel, John Raitt, Van Johnson). I enjoyed them.
Fast-forward a few years to about age 21. We had tickets to see the New York Ballet perform the Nutcracker. My thinking was similar to yours - I'll sit through it but I ain't expecting much.
I was blown away - the music and the dancing. Spectacular stuff.
Fast forward many decades later, and I can honestly say that most of the best performances I have seen are Broadway shows and the like. Do you and yours and give this genre a chance. Les Mis and Wicked are powerful shows. I've seen several versions of The Nutcracker and thoroughly enjoyed them all.
Dec 6, 17, 09:44 AM #4
Dec 6, 17, 04:34 PM #5
My step daughter fell asleep last year. Good show but once was enough for me.
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Dec 6, 17, 04:36 PM #6Went last Thursday in Lexington. They are flat awesome!!!!!!
Dec 6, 17, 04:53 PM #7I've always wanted to go but never have.
Dec 8, 17, 07:09 AM #8
I saw them 3 years ago. Music is awesome but not sure some or all of it is played live. If you like light shows, you’ll really love it. If you don’t, bring shades.
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First half was a story kind of with some of music being similar to what you hear on radio and some being slower or solos by very talented singers.
2nd half was more of a rock show.