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Great Russian Nutcracker Reviews

Hammerstein Ballroom (New York, NY)

Reviews & Ratings

52 ratings
3.6 average rating
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1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The ballet troupe is really second rate, especially compared to the NYC ballets and other Russian ballets. But that’s not the real problem. Our seats were price level 2 - the best that you had. The seats were not to be believed. My seat was...continued

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11 reviews
9 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

Orchestra seats were all on one level. Hard to get a good view of the stage. Old uncomfortable chairs as seating. NO orchestra but recorded music. Terrible! The performance was good but not spectacular neither were the costumes. A dated, kind of...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The performance was fine but the venue dingy and lacking and the seats were physically uncomfortable. I would never attend another performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The show was very good. However, the constant flashing of I-pads, I-phones and cameras with strong flashes decreased the enjoyment of the show. Several people complained and went to usher who said they could not do anything

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

Took my two neices 24 & 21 to see the great Russian Ballet for the first time. They were in total aww. The customes, the routines the discipline in such talented ballet dancers. The show was magnificent. Started a bit late however it over runned a...continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
46 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

Sub par performance in an old worn out venue.

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1 review
4 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The Hammerstein Ballroom is NOT a theater.. They put in lots of chairs, which are numbered, but the orchestra level is flat so audience is looking at the heads of people in front of them.
People are required to line up in the street before being...continued

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29 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

Nutcracker with a few Russian twists. Perfect holiday event.

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11 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

Beautiful scenery. Wonderful dancers

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The music was recorded - no orchestra, what was really bad! We're sitting at the balcony - dors were not closed and stairs didn't have dors at all... Dancers performed really well.

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The performance itself was fabulous! My family and I enjoyed it very much! We all LOVED it!!!
What about Goldstar experience, it was not pleasant at all!
Seats are terrible: we were able to see just the heads of the dancers, I have to place my...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

first of all, Hammerstein Ballroom desperately needs renovation. Sat in the balcony on uncomfortable too close together fold up chairs, and our view was blocked by two people sitting directly in front of us.
My husband wound up sitting on the...continued

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4 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The ballet itself was spectacular. The dancers were amazing. The performance and the stage set was incredible. However, the venue was horrible. It was run down, noisy and distracting. There were no announcements made regarding taking...continued

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4 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

THE GREAT RUSSIAN BALLET TROOP IS EXCEPTIONAL. THE OFFERING WAS ENHANCED BY THE PROMISE OF HANDMADE COSTUMES. THEY WERE EXQUISITE. THE AESTHETICISM OF THE TROOP IS OFTEN BREATHTAKING. QUITE FABULOUS TO WITNESS!

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Mary Miller
6 events
4 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The show was very good but I was appalled that I was seated behind a pillar. I was in Seat J1 and my view was blocked by a hugh pillar and a enormous screen or electrical box. and I could only to see half the stage. About 20+ of us were...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

When I hear the words "Russian Ballet" there is just a certain expectation in my mind. Tons of dancers, highly professional, very coordinated, simply marvelous! And as a ballet lover I was very much looking forward to this show. Sadly it didn't...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

Best production of Nutcracker I have ever seen. Costuming and scenery were exceptional as were all the dancers. I quickly forgot the cramped seating from 1920's or so where the entire row had to move out to let someone leave. The chairs were so...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The Ballet was fantastic. Just what I expected from The Moscow Ballet and more. If I had to rate the show by itself, I would have given it Excellent with an exclamation mark. But I evaluate my TOTAL experience, and it was awful. I paid over $80...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

Rather disappointed ! It was an old theater that is in need of renovation . The dance company was below average and low budget ! Taped music, not a real orchestra ! Poor sets and costumes ! And you were seated on kitchen chairs ! Not even a...continued

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2 reviews
11 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The ballet itself was pretty good. Good story and very entertaining. No live orchestra. The seating however is terrible!!!!!!! Apparently there are such thing as bad seats. Orchestra area is NOT elevated so if you're on the floor, good luck....continued

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