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The Nutcracker Reviews

City National Grove of Anaheim (Anaheim, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

108 ratings
3.4 average rating
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17 events
10 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

Same impression as the other writers regarding the venue, but worse because the two viewing screens at the side of the stage were not operating during this performance. I'm giving this three stars only because the performers were very good, from...continued

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7 events
4 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

This performance could have been fine. But it was the wrong venue for this type of event. The Grove is great for bands, but the seating is all wrong for a ballet. I know that other guests felt the same, as it was impossible to see the performance...continued

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4 reviews
11 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

I agree with the other reviewer on the very poor seating - single folding chairs on a nearly flat floor made the venue uncomfortable and almost impossible to see the stage over top of the heads of people in front of you. To compensate for poor...continued

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20 reviews
56 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

Was really disappointed in the seating design of the Grove; which, was eye level seating. Couldn't see the ballet on stage, had to watch it from the big screen TV on the side of the stage. The color was bad, I could have stayed at home and...continued

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7 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

Same as others, A good preformance but couldn't see a thing. I was in the back tier and it was not better, I actually thought it was worse. Lukily I had the girls si in the aisle so atleast they got to see something, otherwise was prepared to...continued

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7 events
2 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

I would never go back to any event at the Grove of Anaheim. It was our first event there so I didn't know what to expect. All seating is set up in rows with banquet chairs. It is actually like a giant banquet room. Children who came looking...continued

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6 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

The view was obstructed by people in front and was difficult to see the show and enjoy . Not a pleasant experience .

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4 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

With regard to the venue itself, I agree with the other reviews...a poor seating arrangement for a ballet performance. I could hardly see the dancers at all!! Not much to get very excited about . . . except for the young girl who danced the part...continued

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1 review
6 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

We sat in the third tier, and like others have said, we couldn't see a thing. I could barely see the top of the Christmas tree during the first scene, and couldn't see a single dancer. After a little while, we moved to the back of the theater...continued

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12 reviews
12 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

The Nutcracker Ballet was preformed at The Grove of Anaheim. Seating was horrible and $10.00 for parking is a crime.

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23 events
3 reviews
37 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

This was the first time I'd seen anything by the Anaheim Ballet and, to be honest, I wasn't expecting much (just wanted to get in the Christmas spirit and see 'The Nutcracker' somewhere, and tickets were cheap, after all). While the Tier 1 seats...continued

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7 events
1 review
5 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

The Nutcracker is the single highlight of my holiday season. So when I found these tickets, I was so excited. This venue was HORRIBLE for a ballet. Each seat was level with each other and no one (and I mean no one) was able to see any of the...continued

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7 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

I attended the daytime performance. The Grove of Anaheim seating was advertised as tiered seating which it was not. It was flat seating sections (chairs set-up that are not usually there) and you had to view the stage over someone's head. It was...continued

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13 events
5 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

The show was great, very talented dancers. But the location was bad. It is not stage seating , basically just regular chairs. So if you take a child they wont be able to see if there is a tall person in front.

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6 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

The performance of the Anaheim group deserved a better rating than what we gave them BECAUSE we coiuld not see the perfromers very well. Our grandaughter finally moved to the side and stood leaning against the bars to see anything. IF there was...continued

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5 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

the vallet was great although the way the grove is desing is not stadium seating and we couldn't see that well the people infront of us blocked us most of the dance, thank god their is a screen on both side of the stage if it wasnt for that we...continued

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9 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

Nice performance, but horrible venue. The view from the seat was horrible. We stood in the back for the second half of the performance :(

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

Seating was on simple chairs. Lack of live orchestra (but I guess for $20 you can't complain). At times it felt like a school play but at other times the performances were very impressive. The parking was ridiculous ($10). Overall it was OK at best.

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5 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

The show itself was AWESOME! However, the seating was not very accomadating to kids, or even adults on most occasions.

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

Performance was good, i like that they got the audience involved in the scenery. But the seating was horrible (hard to see the stage and feet of the performers, tried to view from the two projectors but the quality on the projectors were horrible...continued

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