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The Nutcracker Reviews

Chopin Theatre Mainstage (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

56 ratings
4.5 average rating
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30 events
14 reviews
13 stars
attended Nov 28 2010

Interesting adaptation of a classic. It can be scary for small children (age 8 and up- cursed once). The venue needs to turn on the HEAT!!!!

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15 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 28 2010

Great show...very entertaining. Actors were great interacting with the audience and the show was fast-paced which kept it lively!

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13 events
4 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 24 2010

We had a great time! Cast was great and very entertaining. Excellent spin on The Nutcracker.

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5 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 26 2010

High-energy performance with great songs!

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55 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 11 2010

Very good show. Audience was a great cross-section; maybe 20 kids out of 100+ in the audience - their parents should all be proud. It is a very good update of the story - not a ballet, but some singing and dancing (or at least correography. ...continued

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34 events
17 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 26 2010

Everything about this play/musical was wonderful. The whole ensemble was terrific!! Special effects, music staging all contributed to making this a most enjoyable and poignant experience. Recommending it to my friends. Thank you

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34 events
17 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 09 2010

Second time seeing this for me and I brought 3 friends who really enjoyed it as well. It is such a creative production and all actors are stellar. This rendition reaches people of all ages at so many levels. There is slap stick comedy, double...continued

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10 reviews
1 stars
45 events
7 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 12 2010

SO much talent on stage. REally well staged. I loved the interpretation. Made the story make so much more sense in new ways! Acting, singing, dialogue was sooo well done. We loved it and mite have to go a second time!!!! Absolutely incredible....continued

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25 events
3 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

This sounds depressing but it is quite a delightful, energetic show.
Go soon, as it will put you in the Christmas spirit.

The second act is awesome, and very dramatic. The play keeps getting better as it goes along.

The larger-than life...continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 02 2010

It was very interesting. My friends and I really enjoyed it. I agree about the venue needing to turn the heat on. It was pretty cold inside...

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 19 2010

Saw the PREVIEW. Had the grand kids. Thoroughly entertaining for all. The 7 yr old was a little frightened at one of the last scenes with the Rat King. Great storytelling job. Unique presentation. Will see it again.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 21 2010

The venue is charming and full of lots to look at before the show - the staff and actors are so friendly, warm and welcoming. The performance was a really unique adaptation of the classic. You will laugh AND you will cry, too. I do echo another...continued

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

This was a great Nutcracker adaptation with a small little twist. I really enjoyed the entire play and the 2 hours fly by. The actors are amazing and there is alot of humor and the live music brings a nice feel to it. I would encourage anyone...continued

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1 review
4 stars
attended Dec 12 2010

Eight of us went, 5 adults and 3 children and we all had a great time. The actors where personable and the children where really involved in the play. A very talented bunch of actors!

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1 review
7 stars
attended Dec 04 2010

Great adaptation of the classic Nutcracker. Actors were terrific. I had a lot of fun! Well done!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

Terrific performance enjoyed by grandparents, parents, and kids alike. The kids particularly enjoyed how intimate and interactive the experience was.

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16 reviews
-37 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

I thought this was a wonderful production, great for adults and children alike, with sadness and pain and dark moments but also plenty of joy and life and celebration. I recommend it for anyone.

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30 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

I took my 7 y/o daughter and we both really enjoyed it. Great adaptation! The cast was very family friendly. They even let the kids play in there "snow" during intermission.

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54 reviews
31 stars
attended Dec 09 2010

I agree with most of the other reviews. It was an interesting & entertaining adaptation of The Nutcracker, well acted, well staged and worth every penny of admission. No kids at my performance so I can't comment on that but, as 2 others have said,...continued

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