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City Ballet's The Nutcracker

Spreckels Theatre (San Diego, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

43 ratings
4.2 average rating
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33 events
9 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 21 2011

Beautiful choreography with very skilled dancers. Music was superb in a classic old style theater. Far more than I expected. Thanx for the holiday treat!

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7 events
5 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 17 2011

Beautiful performance! We all enjoyed it so much. The dancing was wonderful and the live orchestra made it even more special. The Sugar Plum Fairy was exquisite. Also the set and the lighting gave a very magical feeling that I will always...continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
3 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 21 2011

Excellent student event as opposed to professional.

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17 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 17 2011

The show was very well done, my 7 year old and I both thoroughly enjoyed it. Afterwards we went ice skating across the street and finished our date off with dinner at Dobson's. Everything we did is located within steps of eachother with parking...continued

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27 events
12 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 09 2011

We thought this was a wonderful event; reviving childhood memories of attending the Nutcracker with mom. Some of the dancers near the end were quite professional and developed. What struck me the most were the beautiful costumes and set designs,...continued

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mnisly
10 events
5 reviews
90 stars
attended Dec 21 2011

The Spreckles theater is beautiful and I don't believe there are any bad seats. We had lower priced, upper side mezzanine seats and we had a wonderful view. The theater isn't deep enough for anyone, even sitting at the back, to really be that...continued

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6 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 10 2011

An excellent production without all of the pomp and circumstance. True art, by genuine artists, in a historic venue. Absolutely lovely!

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14 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 11 2011

The dancing is exquisite. I wish people wouldn't sit on their hands so much, but sometimes I didn't want to break the spell.
Wonderful staging. Great costumes and scenery. Loved the large, working Nutcrackers in the lobby too.

The live...continued

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Rae
5 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 20 2011

Overall, I really like their version of the Nutcracker. Only draw back is that they don't complete the story of Clara waking up from her dream.

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7 events
3 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 17 2011

Took my 13 year old granddaughter, and she enjoyed it. The costumes were very nice, the orchestra was amazing, the dancers were very talented. Our ticket location was good, but seats that were in a better location were available that were not...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 10 2011

Christmas tradition of the nutcracker ballet. The costumes were incredible, the dancers were students and mediocre, except for the star. I am use to Russian or European ballet troupes. We took my Mom as a gift and were all a bit disappointed and...continued

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9 events
2 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 09 2011

Great production and not a bad seat in the house! Had an excellent time.

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4 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 09 2011

I loved every minute of this ballet. The costumes and scenery were just lovely, music was superb, and we were so close I could see everyone's faces. The only minor drawback was sitting dead center with the conductor's head partially obstructing...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 09 2011

I thought it was okay for the price…the production didn’t compare to a professional nutcracker production, but good for what is worth

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terrymillan1960
69 events
2 reviews
29 stars
attended Dec 09 2011

I've been attending The Nutcracker since I was a little girl and this production, no doubt, has been the best so far. I highly encourage you to go! You will not be disappointed.

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 10 2011

This was awesome. We attended the Sugar Plum Fairy lunch beforehand which was a great opportunity for the young kids to get to meet the cast. They loved it.
The performance was stellar, the theater is perfect b/c it's intimate. We were able to...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 09 2011

Very enjoyable evening. Troupe was professional and their timing was quite good...Orchestra on key and point...Maybe a little weak on volume, could just be the 'pit' heighth...Lovely presentation, costumes were exceptional...Thanks for a very...continued

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5 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 09 2011

Very enjoyable. Great seats. Great music & dance. Children in the show were very cute.

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kt
3 events
2 reviews
4 stars
9 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 10 2011

we've been to all the major nutcrackers in s.d. and this one is far and away our favorite. the dancers, staging and theater are fabulous -- but the live orchestra is what really puts this production over the top. go!

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