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Great Russian Nutcracker

The Wiltern (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

101 ratings
3.1 average rating
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30 events
19 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

Wrong venue for this event. Continued to let people be seated during first halfhour. Couldn't see as entire rows would stand. People eating, noise while opening snacks. Late start. We left at intermission.

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26 events
11 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

Not good. I frequent the ballet and theater often and this was simply not good. The venue was awful. The Wiltern is not an acceptable place to host a ballet performance.... continued

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13 events
8 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The ballet didn't have live music orchestra even the price of tickets wasn't cheap. Dancers were wonderful, but it was mix up of Nutcracker and circus, and something... continued

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8 events
2 reviews
35 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The show was good but overall, I had such a terrible experience. The event was disorganized. Started 15 minutes later. People walked in / out during the entire ballet.... continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

No orchestra?? At these prices, if there is no orchestra for a ballet, it should be made very, very explicit.

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9 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

This was AWFUL! It felt like going to the worst circus ever, not like going to a professional production. The will call line took over an hour and then there was a line... continued

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23 events
14 reviews
44 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The Moscow Ballet was fabulous! (5 stars)
The architecture of the Wiltern Theatre is fabulous. (5 stars)
The organization of the event and low caliber staffing made it... continued

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30 events
9 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

Rather disappointing production. The Nutcracker is an annual holiday experience and memorable sets/backdrops and costumes are expected, which - alas - this traveling... continued

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13 events
8 reviews
19 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The show was great, don't get me wrong, it's all the rest that ruined my experience: the Wiltern was probably the worse location choice one could make, the seating was... continued

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10 events
4 reviews
33 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

Thought this was a better choice than the LA Ballet Nutcracker simply because it was original from Russia...I was so so so wrong. Piped in music, low, corps not in sync... continued

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5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

4 was an average, If I were only rating the dancing I would have given it a 5. I also loved the staging and the puppets. The Wiltern gets a 3. I don't know when they... continued

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6 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

Three of us went and we did NOT like it at all. I've seen many Nutcrackers in my life, and this was by far the worst. The choreography was poor, and made it almost... continued

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8 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The ballet performance itself SHOULD have been enjoyable. However, the Wiltern Theater staff insisted on accommodating all patrons who arrived late. The Nutcracker began... continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The dancers were absolutely amazing, particularly the principle. However, I did not expect to pay such a high price for NO orchestra (the whole POINT of the nutcracker)... continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The Moscow Ballet would get a 5 plus stars. The Wiltern Theatre staff was really not prepared for the ballet. I would rate the theatre in comparison to the show a 0. ... continued

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20 events
19 reviews
123 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The whole experience overall was "eh." I appreciate the e-mail notification from goldstar informing of the long line for ticket pick up. However, I think they needed to... continued

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35 events
13 reviews
6 stars
20 events
11 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The dancing was good but the location was terrible. The parking was disaster, the banquet chairs were a joke, very uncomfortable. There were no live orchestra and the... continued

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15 events
10 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

Disappointed with performance. Have seen the New York Ballet's version. This was amateur, with the exception of the Prima ballerina, the other dancers were not up to par. Chorus was sloppy and one of the worst omissions was a live orchestra.

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13 events
7 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

i have seen 14+ nutcrackers since i was a child. this would rank in the middle. the dancing was excellent, the sets were excellent, but it was missing the most important... continued

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