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The Ajijic Nutcracker from Lake Chapala, Mexico

The Ajijic Nutcracker - December 17th, 2009

There are many wonderful events to mark this holiday season in Ajijic, Lake Chapala and one of our favorites is the production of The Nutcracker (Cascanueces) at the auditorium on the carretera in La Floresta.

This year it is being held on Thursday, December 17th with performances at 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm for a cost of $50.00 pesos per person.

We have been attending The Nutcracker since we arrived in 1994 as, our then, school aged children acted in it in a variety of roles from snowflakes to besotted grandfathers.

The Nutcracker is produced and directed by long time Director of a bi-lingual school in Ajijic, Wayne Palfrey. Every year it seems to get better and we enjoy it just as much as we did when our own children where on the stage.

There are so many things to love about this particular production. The smiling and beautiful faces of the children, the dancing Chinese moppets, Clara being tossed into the air by the prince and, of course, the piece de resistance, the lighting of the tree.

The children are in full costume and twinkling lights grace the stage.

We still go every year accompanied by our, now adult, children and every year we enjoy it thoroughly.

It is a very well rehearsed production and the kids take great pride in their opportunity to perform in The Nutcracker and entertain us.

There are many wonderful cultural events at the auditorium and we have attended many over the years. We certainly saw more plays and concerts here in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, than we did in Toronto and we love how children are always an integral part of every celebration.

The Nutcracker remains one of the best events of the year and we already have purchased our tickets which are available at the box office in from of the auditorium.

We are sure that you also will enjoy this colorful production. See you there!

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