Nutcracker 121208

The Nutcracker Reviews

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

Reviews & Ratings

53 ratings
4.5 average rating
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4 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 21 2008

I was expecting more of a "professional" ballet team but it looked like they used students for this ballet. I think the event description should have stated that. Their were a lot of families with kids that had their son/daughter/niece or nephew...continued

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58 events
42 reviews
15 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

As I've seen other performances of The Nutcracker, I had something to judge this against. It was ok. The first half felt like a community-theatre performance. The second half was definitely better, especially the performances by the Arabians...continued

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Patricia W.
32 events
16 reviews
16 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

Costumes were gorgeous and the lead dancers were strong. Adding to the charm were the legions of very young cast members, some of whom had trouble exiting the stage when their scene was over. Live orchestra added a lot to the evening. Totally...continued

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15 events
12 reviews
32 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

My family and I loved this ballet. There were so many performers! We hope to go again next year!

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9 events
6 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

The seats were great! Goldstar made arrangements for my disabled mother and the venue was very accomodating. My four year old loved it. I have to say it was a great event for anyone young or old.

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9 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

I was a little worried about the seating beforehand, especially at these prices. But we had 4th row (although we were against the left isle), so we had a terrific view.

The show and venue was good. An excellent and still reasonable way to...continued

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6 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

The Nutcracker Ballet was put on by the Long Beach Ballet which is a large, teaching organization. The enthusiasm of each of the young dancers, many of whom were appearing in front of a live audience for the first time, added to the enjoyment of...continued

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16 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 21 2008

I took my sister to the Nutcracker for her Christmas present and we had the most wonderful experience! The seats were perfect- orchestra seats right in the middle stage. The scenery and dancers were beautiful and the music was enchanting! The...continued

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5 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 21 2008

my first time seeing it. first half was ok but REALLY enjoyed the second half. great performance.

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11 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

Ticket pick-up was easy. Great price. Go Goldstar!
Show itself felt like a hybrid of community and professional theater, but to me, that just made it more charming.
If the Terrace Theater were to remodel, I strongly suggest a center aisle in...continued

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Lee
6 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 21 2008

Purchasing tickets through Goldstar couldn't have been better, inexpensive, quick and easy. Picked up at Will Call, seats were great and the LB Ballet was amazing.

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16 events
2 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

This was a great holiday event and the tickets were great, too.

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7 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

Excellent production; I have seen other shows, this one was by far the best.

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 21 2008

It was great. THis was my first time seeing the Nutcracker and I must say that I really enjoyed it. No matter where you are in the theater, you have a pretty good view and I was really pleased with my seats for the amount I paid. The performance...continued

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6 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

Maybe my expectations were not much. But I was really impressed with the production quality of this event. The seats...although very far back. Were center. And we had a good view. I was really happy and thought the tickets were great value. I also...continued

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7 events
1 review
4 stars
attended Dec 21 2008

The Long Beach Ballet did a GREAT performance of the Nutcracker. My daughter and I will go again next year.

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

The show was awesome. My wife loved it. The seats were great. Gold star was great. Tickets were ready for us right when we got there. All around fantastic experience. Thank you Gold star!
I'll be sure to spread the word about you guys.

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

This was my first time seeing the Nutcracker. The first half was a little different. But the second half was the best. This was my first visit to the Terrace Theater. I loved it. Easy in, easy out. The seats were great, Will Call was great. ...continued

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22 events
14 reviews
20 stars
attended Dec 21 2008

The costumrss are beautiful. A little longer than it should of been, but still a great holiday show

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13 events
9 reviews
38 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

It was boring, I had a higher expectation for this event but was dissapointed. I have seen Ballet, and musicals before and this one just wasn't what it was hyped up to be.

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