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Great Russian Nutcracker Reviews

The Wiltern (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

102 ratings
3.1 average rating
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31 events
20 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

Wrong venue for this event. Continued to let people be seated during first halfhour. Couldn't see as entire rows would stand. People eating, noise while opening snacks. Late start. We left at intermission.

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23 events
14 reviews
44 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The Moscow Ballet was fabulous! (5 stars)
The architecture of the Wiltern Theatre is fabulous. (5 stars)
The organization of the event and low caliber staffing made it a disaster. (Zero stars)

When the sold-out performance began only about...continued

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31 events
11 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

Not good. I frequent the ballet and theater often and this was simply not good. The venue was awful. The Wiltern is not an acceptable place to host a ballet performance. The chairs were like bar stools with a sticker indicating the row and seat...continued

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13 events
8 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The ballet didn't have live music orchestra even the price of tickets wasn't cheap. Dancers were wonderful, but it was mix up of Nutcracker and circus, and something else. Plus, we had to wait for one hour in the rain to get sitted.
People were...continued

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9 events
2 reviews
36 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The show was good but overall, I had such a terrible experience. The event was disorganized. Started 15 minutes later. People walked in / out during the entire ballet. Moreover, they were selling alcohol during the show and the waitress walked...continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

No orchestra?? At these prices, if there is no orchestra for a ballet, it should be made very, very explicit.

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9 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

This was AWFUL! It felt like going to the worst circus ever, not like going to a professional production. The will call line took over an hour and then there was a line to be seated that was at least 15 minutes. By the time we were seated, the...continued

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33 events
9 reviews
12 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

Rather disappointing production. The Nutcracker is an annual holiday experience and memorable sets/backdrops and costumes are expected, which - alas - this traveling troupe did not provide. The comic animals that upstaged the dancers were...continued

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15 events
8 reviews
19 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The show was great, don't get me wrong, it's all the rest that ruined my experience: the Wiltern was probably the worse location choice one could make, the seating was awful! We sat on cheap restaurant chairs that were really uncomfortable. There...continued

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10 events
4 reviews
33 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

Thought this was a better choice than the LA Ballet Nutcracker simply because it was original from Russia...I was so so so wrong. Piped in music, low, corps not in sync at all, mistakes, elementary dancing, boring first 1/2 and laughable set...continued

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5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

4 was an average, If I were only rating the dancing I would have given it a 5. I also loved the staging and the puppets. The Wiltern gets a 3. I don't know when they took out their floor seating, but for the price I paid I was not expecting a...continued

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8 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

Three of us went and we did NOT like it at all. I've seen many Nutcrackers in my life, and this was by far the worst. The choreography was poor, and made it almost unrecognizable. The big puppet-like characters they added were in very poor...continued

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8 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The ballet performance itself SHOULD have been enjoyable. However, the Wiltern Theater staff insisted on accommodating all patrons who arrived late. The Nutcracker began five minutes late at 7:35pm, which is fine, but my view was continuously...continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The dancers were absolutely amazing, particularly the principle. However, I did not expect to pay such a high price for NO orchestra (the whole POINT of the nutcracker) and the distasteful dancing choreographed for some of the toys during the...continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The Moscow Ballet would get a 5 plus stars. The Wiltern Theatre staff was really not prepared for the ballet. I would rate the theatre in comparison to the show a 0. Staff members were dressed in street wear. They continuously seated guests...continued

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21 events
19 reviews
138 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The whole experience overall was "eh." I appreciate the e-mail notification from goldstar informing of the long line for ticket pick up. However, I think they needed to have the tickets available even earlier as several customers were still...continued

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37 events
13 reviews
6 stars
16 events
11 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

Disappointed with performance. Have seen the New York Ballet's version. This was amateur, with the exception of the Prima ballerina, the other dancers were not up to par. Chorus was sloppy and one of the worst omissions was a live orchestra.

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21 events
11 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

The dancing was good but the location was terrible. The parking was disaster, the banquet chairs were a joke, very uncomfortable. There were no live orchestra and the sound system needs a major upgrade.
We will never go back to this place...continued

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13 events
7 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

i have seen 14+ nutcrackers since i was a child. this would rank in the middle. the dancing was excellent, the sets were excellent, but it was missing the most important element (for me) - the dance of the sugar plum fairies with the accompanying...continued

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