cubanmiamiboy, on Jun 2 2009, 08:32 PM, said:
This remind me how often do I get the question by my coworkers when they see me getting ready after work to go to the ballet:
"But are you going to see THE SAME "show"...?!-(
oh, how do I hate that "show" thing...
the answer being..."Well, yeah!!, for which is not the same one...is a different day with different dancers...duh!!
and then the usual reaction...
And they never, ever understand, do they! However, I actually persuaded a work friend who likes (not loves) ballet, and who doesn't know much about it, to see two Jewels last season and I think (hope!) she's been persuaded how different a ballet can be with different casts (good for the box office, too).
Personally, I'd go to every performance, regardless of who/what, but can't due to financial/distance issues.
Edited to add: Should point out too that there are times when the same dancer(s) in the same ballet can be completely different from one performance to another. That variability is, for me, one of the attractions of the performing arts in general.