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The Nutcracker

Chopin Theatre Mainstage (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

56 ratings
4.5 average rating
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30 events
14 reviews
13 stars
attended Nov 28 2010

Interesting adaptation of a classic. It can be scary for small children (age 8 and up- cursed once). The venue needs to turn on the HEAT!!!!

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36 events
15 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 28 2010

Great show...very entertaining. Actors were great interacting with the audience and the show was fast-paced which kept it lively!

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13 events
4 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 24 2010

We had a great time! Cast was great and very entertaining. Excellent spin on The Nutcracker.

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5 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 26 2010

High-energy performance with great songs!

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50 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 11 2010

Very good show. Audience was a great cross-section; maybe 20 kids out of 100+ in the audience - their parents should all be proud. It is a very good update of the story... continued

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24 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

This sounds depressing but it is quite a delightful, energetic show.
Go soon, as it will put you in the Christmas spirit.

The second act is awesome, and very... continued

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33 events
17 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 26 2010

Everything about this play/musical was wonderful. The whole ensemble was terrific!! Special effects, music staging all contributed to making this a most enjoyable and poignant experience. Recommending it to my friends. Thank you

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17 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 09 2010

Second time seeing this for me and I brought 3 friends who really enjoyed it as well. It is such a creative production and all actors are stellar. This rendition... continued

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9 reviews
0 stars
43 events
7 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 12 2010

SO much talent on stage. REally well staged. I loved the interpretation. Made the story make so much more sense in new ways! Acting, singing, dialogue was sooo well... continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 02 2010

It was very interesting. My friends and I really enjoyed it. I agree about the venue needing to turn the heat on. It was pretty cold inside...

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 19 2010

Saw the PREVIEW. Had the grand kids. Thoroughly entertaining for all. The 7 yr old was a little frightened at one of the last scenes with the Rat King. Great storytelling job. Unique presentation. Will see it again.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 21 2010

The venue is charming and full of lots to look at before the show - the staff and actors are so friendly, warm and welcoming. The performance was a really unique... continued

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

This was a great Nutcracker adaptation with a small little twist. I really enjoyed the entire play and the 2 hours fly by. The actors are amazing and there is alot of... continued

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1 review
4 stars
attended Dec 12 2010

Eight of us went, 5 adults and 3 children and we all had a great time. The actors where personable and the children where really involved in the play. A very talented bunch of actors!

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1 review
6 stars
attended Dec 04 2010

Great adaptation of the classic Nutcracker. Actors were terrific. I had a lot of fun! Well done!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

Terrific performance enjoyed by grandparents, parents, and kids alike. The kids particularly enjoyed how intimate and interactive the experience was.

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15 reviews
20 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

I thought this was a wonderful production, great for adults and children alike, with sadness and pain and dark moments but also plenty of joy and life and celebration. I recommend it for anyone.

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29 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

I took my 7 y/o daughter and we both really enjoyed it. Great adaptation! The cast was very family friendly. They even let the kids play in there "snow" during intermission.

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44 reviews
31 stars
attended Dec 09 2010

I agree with most of the other reviews. It was an interesting & entertaining adaptation of The Nutcracker, well acted, well staged and worth every penny of admission. No... continued

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