The hard nut

The Hard Nut

Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall (Berkeley, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

65 ratings
4.5 average rating
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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

As good as always, a truly great mix of traditional and irreverent. Full orchestra, choir, original score, and great choreography.

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6 reviews
16 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

I really enjoyed it. Thank goodness I read the story in the program before it started because that second story line would otherwise have been completely confusing. The dancing and the costumes were all fabulous and I loved that the snowflakes and...continued

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6 reviews
35 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

Show was excellent and seats were great! We all would like to see it again in a 2 years.

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6 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

very funny with great music and visuals

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

Absolutely fabulous! The dance of the sugar plums alone was worth the price of the ticket. Could not see the Christmas tree from the right side of the audience.

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

sometimes subtle and othertimes outrageously humorous

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4 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

Good family fun. A nice twist on Nutcracker. I have seen several Nutcrackers in the past, so perhaps the novelty is wearing off . . .

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4 reviews
11 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

I am so sad to say that, after waiting years to see The Hard Nut and reading so many rave reviews about it, I was actually quite disappointed. I have loved Mark Morris's choreography as performed by San Francisco Ballet, but this left me,...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

A fantastic, hilarious, wondrous, gorgeous spoof of the holiday classic. Hard to take it all in at once though, and I'd love to go back and see it again! Mark Morris and his troupe at their holiday best!

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 20 2012

All 4 of us loved it! The always wonderful music of the Nutcracker was, for me, made even better with the amazing costumes, set design, dancing and glorious sense of humor from Mark Morris. With great wit and skill, and never over the top, The...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

Slow opening number but after that there was some fantastic dancing, funny take on the Nutcracker, and interesting modern set. The snow is thrown by hand by each of the snowflake fairies to beautiful effect.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

The Hard Nut is a new take on an old classics Nutcracker. Loved it was a fun time.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

Thoroughly enjoyable and engaging all the way through--from set design to costumes to choreography and dance. Loved it all and the humor, too.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 20 2012

A wonderfully danced 1970's take on the Nutcracker. Our family had a terrific time.

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

Absolutely perfect for the holidays and change of pace from the traditional Nutcracker.

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2 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

Fun and you know the music is going to be good. Very glad I went.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

I was told I had to see "The Hard Nut" at least once, like Beach Blanket Babylon, so I was prepared for a campy performance. And camp, funny, and spirited it was. The sets and costumes wer amazing. I'd give them both a 10 out of 10.
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