Nutcraker 112311

The Nutcracker

City National Grove of Anaheim (Anaheim, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

108 ratings
3.4 average rating
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14 events
5 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

Dancers were great. Venue seats weren't stadium seating so it was very hard to see. Sat on my legs to try and see over the guy in front of me. They deserve a better venue.

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13 events
5 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

Pros: Beautiful music, dancing and costumes. The show, when I could see it, was phenomenal! I highly recommend the production to anyone that loves ballet, and especially, The Nutcracker.

Cons: The venue, in many ways, is beautiful... but...continued

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8 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

The Grove has to be the worst venue possible for ballet/live theatre.
Could not see because of the seating set up, and of course in ballet, seeing is "hearing" the story unfold.
A complete waste of time and money!

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18 events
4 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

The production was great! The costumes were beautiful!! Seating was horrible. No one in the 3rd tier could see. Moved to the back after intermission.

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7 events
4 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 11 2011

This is the first time we attend a showing of The Nutcracker, we have seen it at the movies but never live. It was nice to see ballerinas from ages 9 and up, the coordination, costumes and the choreography was incredible.

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5 events
3 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

I got Tier 1 seats which were on the flat floor so I ended up pretty close to the stage - good. The seating was folding chairs all the same level - bad. The ballet was well-done I thought, a bit amateurish at times but you could tell that they...continued

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47 events
3 reviews
5 stars
5 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 11 2011

It was my first time seening the Nutcraker.It was very professional and we had great seats. I had four other friends and they enjoyed every bit of it. Great job & great performance from the whole cast.

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4 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 11 2011

This Ballet and the performers were very entertaining.

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8 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 10 2011

This is a sub-par production of the Nutcracker. The sets and scenery were pathetic. The dancers were ok (not great) but I couldn't figure out why Clara kept inserting herself into the dances in the Second Act ??? Clara is supposed to sit there...continued

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4 events
2 reviews
22 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

As many have stated, it was impossible to judge to quality of the ballet b/c of the poor viewing. I've attend events at the Grove before and did not expect that it would be so hard to see (I've been at tables, which worked fine, and general...continued

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5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 11 2011

Family friendly event, the dancers were amazing, I only wish the scenery was better. I will say my family enjoyed the snow in the auditorium.

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4 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 10 2011

Fantastic dancers and staging; very professional. A must see for every holiday season! I sat in the back of the 2nd tier and could see everything. It isn't stadium seating so I would try to get a seat in the 1st or 2nd tier. $10 for parking, cash...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

Good performance. The seating at the Grove was not the best venue to be able to gain full enjoyment of the performance.

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3 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 10 2011

Great event. We go every year.

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4 events
2 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

Great performaces! Wonderful show that puts you into the holiday spirit. My only complaint would be regarding the seating. I was seated about half way back and had to constantly look around the heads of people seated in front of me in order to...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

I enjoyed it very much. It was a very good performance and the sound was great too. I also enjoyed the fact that it was local to a lot of restaurants to eat at before the event.

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5 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

I had good seats in the tier 2 but tall couple in front blocked everything. We were disappointed since I paid extra for Tier 2 but still got lousy visual. It was a musical so there was no talking or acting, just dancing...Got kind of boring. Kids...continued

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6 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 11 2011

I thought that this presentation needed a little more rehearsal by the dancers. Two of us in the party noticed quite a few missteps.

I didn't know this venue allowed refreshments inside the theatre. This made this seem more like a sports event...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 11 2011

It was a fun producion; great for kids and thouse of us who would like to be.

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