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The Nutcracker

Olney Theatre Center - Historic Stage (Olney, MD)

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19 ratings
4.1 average rating
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1 review
2 stars
attended Dec 13 2013

The kids were absolutely adorable, the ballerinas were SO pretty, and it all looked like a lot of time and effort was put into it. Given it was opening night, there were obviously a few issues with sound systems and such but it didn't detract at...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Dec 15 2013

The show is very nice and the kids(5 and 7) enjoyed the show. Dancers were professional and the music was great.

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1 review
3 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

We loved the show itself with the exquisite period costumes. However, we weren't happy about being required to park way across a six lane road and up the street with no cross walks or street lighting in the freezing rain. We would have liked...continued

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55 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 13 2013

I never got to the performance of The Nutcracker. Living in Virginia, I'm not familiar with Olney, MD, though I intended to let my GPS guide me to the location. However, the address provided by Goldstar ("2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road") was not...continued

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55 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

This was my second effort to attend Olney's "Nutcracker." The first ended in a fiasco when the address provided by Goldstar was not recognizable by GPS. So I tried again a week later and managed to find the theater somehow. It was worth the...continued

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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 20 2013

I can't imagine a better performance anywhere by any cast (without a live orchestra)!

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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 23 2013

I can't imagine a better performance (without a live orchestra) or a more beautiful and talented cast anywhere! This was my second time attending in one week. The seat location was great. I don't see a need to go to the Kennedy Center or anywhere...continued

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6 reviews
13 stars
attended Dec 24 2013

the theater seating was not ideal for children. it is difficult to see from the back of the theater. the show was good but the snack bar ran out of snacks. We found out that we had to park across the street after we pulled into the theater...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 19 2013

The visiting professional dancers, plus the student dancers, beautiful costumes made a wonderful combination. The drive to Olney, MD was well worth the trip. We hope to make this a yearly tradition!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 19 2013

I was a little disappointed the music came through speakers, and they were not the best of quality on top of that. The child dancers were adorable, and having a few professional dancers in principal roles was a great mix. Storyline was a little...continued

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 19 2013

The dancers were great. There were a few techinical issues: the snow fall was only one side of the stage, the tree was very noisey and the sound system was pretty poor. I loved the atmosphere and the theatre itself. I thought it was very well put...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

Very well done! My 5 year old loved it.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 20 2013

Definitely a "community theater" experience however the participation of guest professional dancers enhanced the production. Authentic production of the classic Nutcracker tale.

Pros: Small theater - good for families and kids. Show was less...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 13 2013

poor seats, last row in venue only half full. poor sound system, tiny stage much too small for ballet. not worth the effort to reach the not very good venue-

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 23 2013

The dancers made a fantastic show! The children were very cute and very much into their task. The students we look forward to see in other venues shortly.
But - at the beginning a representative of the theatre told us in the audience to applaud...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Dec 19 2013

The performance was much more amateurish than we expected. If it is largely a student based performance with some professionals, this must be clarified in the advertising. The second half was much better than the first but the tickets were too...continued

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