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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker Reviews

Keller Auditorium (Portland, OR)

Reviews & Ratings

20 ratings
4.5 average rating
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3 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 15 2013

Best sets, performances and atmosphere I've ever seen for the Nutcracker.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 24 2013

I took my daughter to The Nutcracker and it was fabulous! Great seats. Great show.

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 19 2013

We go every year and it was wonderful
Like always. Our daughter is 14 now and in her 3 year of ballet. That dance background has helped her to enjoy the performance even more I'm that she now can appreciate the difficulty and
Hard work
Of the...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 19 2013

Beautiful sets and costumes! Talented dancers

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 24 2013

Our seats were fantastic. The costumes were spectacular and the dancing was beautiful. What a treat!

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 15 2013

Great seats, and great show.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 15 2013

It was OK, but not spectacular - and unfortunately we forgot to check if we had a live orchestra. The costumes were dull as were the stage settings. It just wasn't what I have come to expect. And what about the ending where Clara returns home?...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 19 2013

On the whole, the performance was pretty good and the seats I was assigned were fabulous! My biggest complaint is that Balanchine always edits the performance in some way (the first time I went in 2001, the Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy was...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 19 2013

Couldn't have chosen better seats myself! Great experience - will definitely use Goldstar again.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 19 2013

Going to the Nutcracker was a dream for our family for 13 years. I was finally able to afford tickets thanks in part to the discount offered through Goldstar. It was incredible. Seats were amazing 8 rows back from front. Sets, dancing, special...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 22 2013

I took my daughters and they loved it! It was very enjoyable at a great price!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 22 2013

I was very disappointed in our seats. When I purchased the tickets they were described as "Orchestra" seats. To my knowledge that would mean we were being seated in the "Orchestra" area which is much closer to the stage. Instead, our seats were in...continued

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1 review
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attended Dec 23 2013

It was such a great experience to share with my daughter. Neither of us have seen The Nutcracker before- so I thought the beginning was a bit boring but the second half was extraordinary! Great dancing done by OBT dancers. Our seats were amazing!...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 19 2013

looooong intro, no actual ballet dance til second half
beautiful scenery and costumes
what athletes!!!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 15 2013

Nutcracker was great. Gold star was not. Was promised orchestra level seats and was given balcony level seats. The deal promised was not deliverered. Doubtful I will use gold star again.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 18 2013

The dancing was terrific, especially the sugar plum fairy. One of the ushers was very rude to my daughter and her friend (age 13).

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 22 2013

The newer choreography, the costumes and lighting were a delight. The grace and elegance of the dancers were spectacular!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 15 2013

The program was lovely and it was fun to see everyone out all dressed up for the holiday show. However, when we arrived, our orchestra tickets had been changed to first balcony.

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