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The Nutcracker Reviews

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

Reviews & Ratings

47 ratings
4.4 average rating
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joemastro Red Velvet
113 events
17 reviews
32 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

The live music was a great pleasure as were the excellent sets, costumes and most of the leads. Was a bit upset the theater allowed late seating after it already began late -- a significant distraction for the beginning numbers. Also a bit...continued

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92 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

The show was really good.. nice costumes, great dancing, the sets fantastic, and the orchestra was fabulous... when you can hear them. Because of the disorganization at the entrance, a lot of people were late to come into the theater. There...continued

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18 events
9 reviews
11 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

The dancing was very good, the sets were beautiful, the special effects and overall pageantry were terrific, and the orchestra added much. Unfortunately the venue was awful -- as late as 5 minutes before the show was to start there was a long...continued

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4 events
4 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

The orchestra did a great job but the actual ballet was a bit mediocre. Some of the performances lacked emotion and came off a bit dull. I didn't get the feel of happiness that one should when watching the Nutcracker. There were obvious moments of...continued

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12 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

I enjoyed the show very much minus the talkative group of people who sat next time to me. The dancing was phenomenal and I will definitely being going again next year.

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13 events
2 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

The ballet was beautiful but when the venue allows steams of people to come in even 20 minutes after the show has begun it's a little hard to see. Also the 3 man orchestra was not very loud and could not be heard over any kind of applause. The...continued

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7 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

The performance was lovely-everything and more that I would expect from a production that is featuring children and students dancing. The parking was an issue along with the will call situation and that was a factor in the late start and seating...continued

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32 events
17 reviews
37 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

The costumes were beautiful...the backdrop and stage props were spectacular....loved the Russian dancers...loved the little ones in Chinese costumes...the children were so sweet and adorable....not as exciting a performance as I have seen in the...continued

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63 events
13 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

I really enjoyed the perfomance, although the person in front of me had a child on his lap that partially obstructed my view. Also, it was stifling hot and there was no air circulating in the loge section! The stage scenery and lighting was...continued

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26 events
7 reviews
16 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

Great event. Goldstar desk was clearly marked and easy to get to. They let us pick up the tix early, well before the normal ticket holders could get in.
That was a blessing, since it had been pouring rain for hours (days), somewhat of a novelty...continued

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18 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

The event was great! It was a great ballet performance but not as traditional. I went to see the Nutcracker at Royce Hall 2 years ago and that was a traditional ballet. I enjoyed this rendition instead. The props were great. Truly had a great...continued

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6 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

Wonderful show. We had very good seats. The live orchestra was very good, and the dancers, some professional, some from local ballet schools, did a great job. I'm making plans for next year.

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Goldstar Member
38 events
16 reviews
74 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

I give the production five stars, great sets, staging, costumes, lighting, dancing and music! I give some of the members of the audience minus 1 star. People, please don't talk during a live theater performance, and please don't bring small...continued

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22 events
6 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

orchestra and costumes were great. We arrived 45 minutes early and were still late getting into the theatre because the will call process was so slow.
The show and seats were great. My 3 1/2 year old loved it. SHe sat through the entire show.

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24 events
6 reviews
15 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

We had a lovely evening and the play was absolutely magical. It was great how they had a will call area for goldstar ticket holder and we didn't have to wait in the long line. Had a great evening and would totally recommend!!

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Bryandis
21 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

The Nutcracker was wonderful. It was totally enjoyed by everyone in the family. It is a must see. Great for all ages.

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19 events
4 reviews
18 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

I loved the show!! it was colorful and interactive.

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10 events
4 reviews
13 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

Overall enjoyed the performance. The orchestra was great but we were disappointed with the dancers. Not quite as polished as in the past. The theater should not let in late comers after the performance begins. Very distracting.

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9 events
4 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

The event was fine. The loge area was not, uncomfortably warm.

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7 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 18 2010

I surprised my mother with tickets to this show and she absolutely loved it. She went with a few other people and everyone thanked me for the idea and said the show was great and that it had an incredible production. From the theater to the...continued

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