Nutcracker redchair 111812

The Nutcracker Reviews

Alex Theatre (Glendale, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

24 ratings
3.0 average rating
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5 events
4 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

The play was really nice. The ballet dancers were really good. The venue is really nice & easy to find. The only issue we had was that the seats in the balcony area were not great. The view was partially obstructed, my girls had to lean forward to...continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

The service was awful. There were no or very limited number of ushers. People did not know where to sit. People were changing their seats constantly and frequently. 10 minutes into the show, people were still standing around and blocking the...continued

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19 events
13 reviews
15 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

The grandkids loved it. It was a bit difficult to see because children in front of us were standing.

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25 events
13 reviews
21 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

Wonderful production in a gorgeous Egyptian-art deco theatre. The cast of 100 seemed to exude a fun time performing the musical and the ballet and choreagraphy were a joy to watch. The orchestra was phenomenal.
I was lucky to be in the last row...continued

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Garbo
10 events
9 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

Very competent student production, a bit more than a glorified recital but, as one would expect, simplistic in execution compared to professional companies, with explanatory voice narration to help small children understand the action. Beautiful...continued

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28 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

Enjoyed the performance....did not enjoy the seats. Last year we had purchased our tickets through goldstar and they were ok. Unfortunately this year they were just terrible. I had to sit my daughter on my lap the ENTIRE time in order for her to...continued

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14 events
4 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

Crammed seating. Very difficult to see. The kids in our area were either standing or sitting on an adult's lap and were still struggling to see. The mother next to me commented "oh well, I've already seen it." because she couldn't see. What I did...continued

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8 events
4 reviews
11 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

It was a good show. The children were all wonderful actors. The chidren will enjoy watching this show.

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Goldstar Member
5 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

A Christmas classic that I saw on a stage when I was a kid over 40 years ago. It was even more fun to watch my two children watch the show and the seemed to be even more captivated because kids their age were on the stage. The production was...continued

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13 events
3 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

It is a very adorable production of Nutcracker. Many little children.

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5 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

I wish I would've been able to see where my seats were so that I wouldn't of gave all of my family "nose bleeds".

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5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

Terrible. We bought upgraded 'unobstructed view' tickets. We were literally the last row of the balcony, so high up that the front 1/3 of the stage was obstructed. Attempts to remedy the situation both right before and after the event were...continued

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5 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

The seats were horrible. We could not see the stage. There is also no ADA access to the balcony. I would not recommend taking elderly or handicapped.

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2 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

The children were darling! Narration at certain points during the performance was helpful, especially for younger ones attending the ballet. The balcony seating is not the best, especially if you are not seated in the center seats. Fortunately,...continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

The performance was cute and entertaining. However, the seats up in the balcony conjured up thoughts not of Sugar Plum Fairy but of the black hole of Calcutta. Either there was no air conditioning, or it was inadequate. The air was stifling, hot...continued

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8 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

The production was fantastic. I would go see this Red Chair Children's show again in a heart beat. The balcony seats at the Alex Theater are atrocious. They are obstructed view with an empty theater. As soon as you seat everyone else in the...continued

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3 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

The show wasn't very professional feeling. It was a great show for the families of the kids involved, but as a paying patron it wasn't what I expected. It felt like it should have been a free school performance. Our seats were not good at all. ...continued

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2 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

There were many small children at this even, which we didn't mind as we brought our 5 year old as well - however MANY of them could not see well at all. In fact, the adults couldn't see well either. Almost everyone was perched on the edge of ...continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

This event is primarily appropriate for family and friends of the dancers. While it was charming in that respect, attending as someone from the "general public," I was disappointed.

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