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Long Beach Ballet: The Nutcracker Reviews

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

Reviews & Ratings

97 ratings
4.5 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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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
1 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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17 reviews
25 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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8 reviews
3 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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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

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

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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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11 reviews
16 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

It was the most entertaining Nutcracker that I have ever seen. This is a must see event!

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11 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

We took our granddaughter and we all absolutely enjoyed it!!

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8 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

Good Venue, very different than normal Nutcracker

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7 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

The sets and costumes were impressive, only half of the choreography matched the music, and as such a lot of time was wasted on stage while dancers "performed steps" for no reason.
When dancing in groups, the dancers were seldom together making...continued

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