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Long Beach Ballet: The Nutcracker Reviews

Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater (Long Beach, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

179 ratings
4.6 average rating
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14 reviews
20 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

What a wonderful experience. We really enjoyed the ballet. The sets were tremendous, orchestra terrific and the ballet dancers were outstanding. I always look forward to the Long Beach "Nutcracker".

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12 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 15 2013

I was pleasantly surprised with this rendition of The Nutcracker! The sets were extremely elaborate and beautiful, as were the costumes as well. They had firework special effects in the first half, and a horse in the second (but only once for a...continued

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10 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

Great, I wasn't expecting it, I have seen the Nutcracker before, but this show passed all my expectations, the scenery, the outfits, the variety of dances, the little ones, so cute, was delightful.

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2 reviews
12 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

Amazing! Don't miss this!! Our first time attending a ballet performance and this one was incredible! Take you kids, my 12 year old son LOVED it! Highly entertaining evening!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

I have been to many different performances of The Nutcracker, and this one was probably the best. The best part, and the reason we decided to attend this production was because there was a LIVE orchestra. The orchestra live makes it...continued

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JWB
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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 15 2013

This show is lots of fun! My daughter and I have a tradition of going to the Nutcracker every Christmas season (she's 20 now), and have attended many different shows- Moscow Ballet, local theater, etc. This one has become our favorite. There are...continued

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1 review
2 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

We got a good location and the Nutcraker performance was splendid

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1 review
1 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

We went to the 2pm show and it was wonderful. I suggest getting there 1hr to 45min early to allow for parking and to grab a refreshment, use the bathroom, view the holiday gift table etc. We had great seats in Loge 3, row 5. Performance was...continued

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1 review
9 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

Wonderful.....first time....dream come true.....beautiful!!!! I want to go again.....told several about it and they want to see. Only downside is parking was $10 thought that a little steep Thank you for a lovely day.

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272 reviews
152 stars
attended Dec 13 2014

It was a magical performance. We received the worst seats in the house and I still loved it.

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21 reviews
26 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

Seats were a little far back however we sat right smack in the middle which made the seats great seats. Loved it.

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joemastro Red Velvet
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18 reviews
32 stars
attended Dec 13 2014

Top notch Nutcracker -- expertly casted and executed beautifully with great sets. Best of all, full music by a live orchestra -- absolutely wonderful! Enchanted me and my family from beginning to end. Highly recommended for all ages.

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8 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

Positive: The Ballet company gave a spectacular performance. Music, choreography and special effects were amazing.

Negative: Not a typical theater experience.
People walk in and out all through the performance and many were very late.
There was...continued

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6 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

This is a beautifully designed and conceived Nutcracker. Highest quality, superb orchestra.

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3 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

It was awesome... Can't wait to see it again next year.

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1 review
3 stars
attended Dec 22 2013

I loved it! It was one hour too long for my 5 year old, but my 7 year old daughter was on the edge of her seat the whole show. I was a little worried when we got out tickets because we ended in the back row of the Loge seating which looked...continued

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65 reviews
14 stars
attended Dec 15 2013

The ballet was quite wonderful. The range of ages of the performers was amazing! The orchestra mikes were awful. The sound from the pit was tinny and thin and I know the players were very good.

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25 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 13 2014

it was delightful. such fun to see all the children. an excellent production.

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MO
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18 reviews
17 stars
attended Dec 13 2014

I was very surprised at how lavish the sets were. I told my son the story beforehand, but the storytelling via the dance was crystal clear. A very enjoyable evening--no squirming kids!
The venue, however, should hire more staff for...continued

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16 reviews
6 stars
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