Last week we went to Handel's Messiah by the Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, North Carolina.
It was at the Duke Energy Center of Performing Arts, which is a beautiful building with doric columns and the parking was conveniently across the road. $7 albeit, but affordable.
If you've ever been to the ballet, you'll know it's long. We had coffee that we bought and refilled during the intermission, which is nice especially if your sitting still for over two and a half hours. It was a lovely performance, and someday, I'd like to go again.
You can read more about it here.