Nutcrackerswings 111312

The Nutcracker Swings

The Wilshire Ebell Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

52 ratings
2.9 average rating
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17 events
11 reviews
14 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

The description did not mention that it was an hour long amateur benefit. For the parents and friends of the participants it was a lovely afternoon. For those of us who drove 20 miles to see the performance it was "interesting". We loved the...continued

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7 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

Nothing thrilling. It was just ok at best. I must have had higher expectations for the quality of performance.

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4 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

This was a very amateurish production. Hard to follow the story. Had I known, I would not have spent as much money.

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103 events
22 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

really didn't get that it was a ballet school performance best for the parents of the children in the school... really didn't like the misinformation in the goldstar listing... really didn't like the rewriting of the story - very poorly done......continued

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lizzett
13 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

Underwhelming. I've seen better performances by a dance school. I would not go again. Seats were good.

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3 events
3 reviews
10 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

Very disappointing. Expected the entire performance to be in the 40s swing style. Storyline was a mess. Younger members were quite inexperienced.

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8 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

It was not what I expected. I assumed from the way it was advertised that the entire production would be in the music from the 1940s. The entire first half was the usual Nutcracker music. I was disappointed.

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10 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

Very strange and not professional. Children were good.

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5 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

I felt like we were at a recital for our kids.

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

I'm sorry to offend and I may be thought of as a big asshole but because of the high cost I paid for such a terrible show I'm never going to use goldstar again, goodbye...

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

The system used for will call was less than adequate and quite frustrating. It started late. It was the typical Nutcracker except for about 5% swing...we thought we were coming to a PROFESSIONAL BALLET COMPANY's version of the Nutcracker done ALL...continued

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73 events
30 reviews
58 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

Nice... I would not attend again.

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27 events
22 reviews
10 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

Spirited event with very attractive actors. Very pleased to see a version of the Nutcracker that represents the diversity of America...Black, Latino, Asian and White...etc. Really enjoys watching the performance especially in the 2nd act when...continued

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Amina Red Velvet
139 events
13 reviews
619 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

The show was supposed to start at 1. It started at 1:22, and ended at 2:25. I was "underwhelmed" by the production.

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24 events
11 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

While the main dancers were good, I thought overall the production was amateurish. The children seemed like they were taken from a beginning class in dance school. Also, very little was performed with swing music, in contradiction to the...continued

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9 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

A dance school put this performance on as an exercise to show off what the students have learned. For what it was it was OK. I don't think I can recommend it.

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21 events
1 review
4 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

very very bad.
music bad
performence is high school level.
a complete wast of time.
never go to the bell theater ever.

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39 reviews
28 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

Unfortunatly for me, I missed over half of this show because Goldstar made an error on my printed confirmation by one hour. There was no parking left so I had to part 3 blocks away which made me even later. I am very unhappy with recent events...continued

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75 events
25 reviews
75 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

This version of The Nutcracker was bearly recognizable. It was more like an average/run of the mill school recital. If a school recital is what you want to see, then yes, go and see it. But for the price we paid, it was not worth it. We were very...continued

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Ann H.
50 events
24 reviews
84 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

The main stars were fabulous!

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