Nutcracker stage

The Nutcracker Reviews

San Diego Civic Theatre (San Diego, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

63 ratings
4.2 average rating
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32 events
24 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 19 2012

Loved it! I really wanted to see the Nutcracker, and I am so happy I did. Made it an evening with my Mom, who is now in her late 80's. Wonderful to see it with her, as, of course, she introduced me to it as a child. First of all, the "plot"...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

I was amazed at where our seats were. All in my party were amazed at the price we paid and the awesome seats we recieved.
The performance was phenomenal and I enjoyed my evening so much.

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3 reviews
4 stars
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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 19 2012

Excellent performance with great seats!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 23 2012

I took my 8 year old granddaughter for her first experience with The Nutcracker and she loved it!
We were both amazed with how the time flew... thank you for a wonderful new tradition for us!
It was beautiful!!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 16 2012

Lovely event! my 3 year old daughter was very excited and she loved the show.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 19 2012

The show was wonderful..A must see for all ages.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

This was my second Nutcracker performance and by far the best. The costumes were stunning as well as the sceneries. The dancers were spectacular! I will be sure to go back each year.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

We have seen this performance for years, and I'd say that generally this was the best one yet! Choreography was perfectly timed with the music, best I've seen. Great talent by all the lead performers. Beautifully done! We had incredible...continued

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11 reviews
17 stars
attended Dec 19 2012

I found the evening to be entertaining. This production was very different from previous versions. It was a more serene ballet compared to some preformances that were more active and vibrant.

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11 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 19 2012

This version of the Nutcrackers featured musicians from the San Diego Symphony and a combination (I believe) of paid and student dancers. The Sugarplum Fairy and the Cavalier, except for one little stumble, were EXCELLENT, the music was great, and...continued

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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

Parking was difficult. Had to park 5 blocks away. Dancers were generally good. Stage scenes were okay, not memorable. Orchestra was weak barely audible. Some players did not seem to be prepared. Only 60% full that evening. Goldstar tickets were...continued

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9 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

This performance was not up to the level of past performances of this ballet that I've seen. While I realize that the dancing is the Raison d' Etre, it lacked the pageantry one should expect from this Ballet. It is, after all a Victorian era...continued

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

Beautiful costumes and dancing. Always a beautiful holiday show.

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 19 2012

My daughter and I try to see the Nutcracker every year for the holidays. We've seen many different productions in different cities. This was our first San Diego production. The stage, costumes, sets, female dancers were lovely. Little children...continued

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10 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

I took my 8-year-old niece to the show and we both had a really good time! The dancers were strong and fun, and the audience were enthusiastic - clapping, laughing and having a great time.

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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

Tha California Ballet did a masterful job of puuting on this classic ballet. The music was perfect and the seats were as advertised 3rd row from the stage center...

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

excellent seats. started on time. high quality performance of a wonderful holiday event

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16 events
4 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 16 2012

Decent performance but it was shorter than I had expected. The staging and costumes were nice, but not fantastic.

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