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The Nutcracker Reviews

Chopin Theatre Mainstage (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

68 ratings
4.8 average rating
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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 01 2011

The show is low budget, and yet the acting and singing makes up for anything that is missing prop-wise. There are some one liners that will make you laugh out loud too. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. The circular stage and position for the audience,...continued

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1 review
52 stars
attended Nov 06 2011

We just came from Nutcracker show tonight, we were there with our two kids, and sat up-front. With kids you never know how they will react, from the beginning they enjoyed show, reacted to it and interacted with actors, I have to attribute this to...continued

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148 reviews
96 stars
attended Nov 12 2011

This is a great FAMILY theatre event. It's a bit too slap-stick for my taste, but I didn't go with kids. It's done in the round--no seats are bad. Don't bother going if you're looking for serious theatre--you'll be disappointed. Otherwise, it's a...continued

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12 reviews
26 stars
attended Dec 21 2011

Absolutely delightful! I enjoyed the performance & agree with so many others who have reviewed this play. The rats might be scary for younger children, the performers were fabulous and the puppetry was amazing.

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 04 2011

Very touching show with original music and fantastic effects. Not to be missed!

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3 reviews
27 stars
attended Dec 17 2011

Not knowing what to expect I really enjoyed the play. The performers were terrific.!!! I would definetly recommend it.

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6 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 15 2011

A spectacularly heart-wrenching take on a Christmas classic that, to me, offered so much more emotional depth and drama than the ballet. It was wonderful. And despite the tears, the simple childish happiness conveyed through the amazing...continued

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 11 2011

Don't be fooled by the name, you haven't seen The Nutcracker unless you've seen The House's version. I LOVE this show! And I think anyone who has a child, knows a child, or used to be a child would love it too. Our group ranged in age from 4 to 80...continued

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19 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 25 2011

This show is great for all ages: creative, engaging, and fun.

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18 reviews
17 stars
attended Dec 18 2011

very creative, interactive and well acted play. Definitely a very different Nutcracker experience. I would go back in a heart beat...

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 16 2012

Really great setting in the round. All the action was up-close. The play itself was touching and funny. Should have given the monkey and other toys more highlight--they were funny!!! Good musical score... just enough... not really too much a...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 06 2012

This performance was wonderful -- emotional, hilarious, adorable and touching, to name a few. The production quality is very high. This is a play in the round -- sit in the front row, and the characters will talk to you. I would certainly come...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

High energy, thought provoking, original. This performance reminded my son and I why we love The House so very much.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 10 2011

Very entertaining. Family friendly holiday classic.

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35 reviews
26 stars
attended Nov 09 2012

The House Theater rarely fails to offer innovative staging and story lines. Loved the special effects. Think the story might be a little confusing for small children. Every seat is great. Loved the live music and the actor's voice were very good.

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22 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 11 2012

Refreshing, yet dark rewrite of the old worn tale. A must see.

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20 reviews
48 stars
attended Dec 04 2011

As always, this House production was super
fun, epecially for kids and families.
Loaded with villains and had an intriguing
plot with morals. Loved the stage effects
of walls cracking and pictures turning on the walls.
The kids had a great...continued

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19 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 15 2012

Everything about this production was magical....and surprising. Keeping the bare bones of the story, The House has transformed it into a modern fable with touching and tragic depth. There were people of all ages in the audience, and they were...continued

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11 reviews
13 stars
attended Dec 11 2011

A great play to bring the kids, fun for all ages. Just a little on the sad side for the kind of plays I like to see, but a good play anyway.

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 18 2011

It was fun and fast paced. The time flew!!!

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