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City Ballet's The Nutcracker Reviews

Spreckels Theatre (San Diego, CA)

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25 ratings
4.6 average rating
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8 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 16 2012

City Ballet's Nutcracker was beautiful! We enjoyed every minute. The Spreckels Theatre is small and intimate enough that even at the back rows you can see the dancers clearly.

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 16 2012

Great dancers and orchestra, loved it!

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
7 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

The Spreckels Theater is such a beautiful and intimate setting, and the production is wonderful--dancing, costumes, set and live orchestra. My only caution is that my preschool grandchildren did well except for the mice who they found scary. To...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 16 2012

The venue is small and intimate so there isn't a bad seat in the house. The sets were beautiful and the dancing and costumes were on par with what we would expect from a top ballet company. I would highly recommend!

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2 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 16 2012

A very nice production with live music and beautiful costuming.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 16 2012

This has to be the best performance of The Nutcracker in San Diego. Can't beat the venue either - Spreckles is gorgeous and a very special place to see the traditional holiday ballet.
I will go year after year.
Recommend parking downstairs and...continued

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1 review
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attended Dec 15 2012

Set design, costumes, and performances were impressive. The charisma of some of these dances just leaps off the stage. The theater was great too, i thought I had the cheap seats but I could see perfectly.

and for the Goldstar price, this is a...continued

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1 review
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attended Dec 15 2012

The professional dancers from the company that dance in this production are absolutely top notch. On the night I attended (December 15) the cast stand-outs were the Sugar Plan fairy and Cavalier, the Arabian dancers as well as one seriously...continued

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1 review
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attended Dec 15 2012

There are several options in San Diego to experience the Nutcracker, but I believe the venue choice should be just as significant as the event itself. Either by being in a beautiful setting or in an architecturally beautiful building. The...continued

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11 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

Amazing! Magical! How do they get better every year??

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5 reviews
8 stars
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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

It was a different production than other's I've seen. It was beautifully done. Also, to my surprise our tickets had been upgraded from Side Mezzanine to Orchestra.

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6 events
4 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 16 2012

Because this was my first time seeing The Nutcracker, I was very excited. While I enjoyed the performance I felt it lacked something. Since I had not seen it previously, I couldn't really put a finger on it. The lead performances were very good....continued

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Goldstar Member
12 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 16 2012

Beautiful performance and nice adaptation.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

City Ballet never lets me down. This was a special nutcracker and my seat was fabulous!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 16 2012

The entire production was beautiful and the costumes wonderful down to the mice!! I really enjoyed the live music accompanied by the choir during certain scenes.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

I love the Nutcracker at Spreckels! The theater is not too huge so one can see and hear well and feels almost part of the show. The dancers are impressively good, the costumes and stage are beautiful and the live orchestra and choir are also...continued

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attended Dec 22 2012

The actual even was cool but the fact that I called ahead of time to make sure I got all three seats next to one another, and it was confirmed by both goldstar and the box office, only to find that when I got there I had been lied to is just...continued

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attended Dec 14 2012

This is one of the best prodctions of the Nutcracker I've ever seen! Everything from the live musicians, to the scenery, to (of course) the dancers was superb! Every detail was well thought-out and extraordinarily executed! Every single dancer was...continued

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