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Nutcracker Reviews

War Memorial Opera House (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

111 ratings
4.7 average rating
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15 events
5 reviews
10 stars
attended Dec 15 2011

Wonderful production. Truly enjoyed it. So special to see a show in this handsome building.

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11 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 15 2011

We were pleased to have the opportunity to attend at the reduced price as tickets are extraordinarily high--much higher than years ago when we rented a box for the family. The music is beautiful, dancing is exquisite. However, changes in sets...continued

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2 events
1 review
5 stars
attended Dec 15 2011

Wonderful event for kids and adults...

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50 events
44 reviews
51 stars
attended Dec 14 2011

I love the Nutcracker and I will see it again, however, I will not go in the afternoon again. Too many young children; although I have to say, for the most part very well behaved. It was the parents who were most annoying.

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39 events
21 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 15 2011

SF Ballet version of Nutcracker is lavish but still tasteful and graceful. We loved every minute. Even the young kids at this matinee were glued to it. And thanks to Goldstar, we had decent seats that didn't break the bank!

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47 events
20 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 14 2011

Somewhat obligatory for the season, this performance laked refinement.

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19 events
16 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 15 2011

We loved San Francisco Ballet's The Nutcracker! Arrived early to enjoy riding the cable cars, visiting festive Union Square and doing some window shopping. It was a perfect day and the ballet was very well done.

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19 events
14 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 14 2011

A totally charming performance of the Christmas classic The Nutcracker Suite

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25 events
14 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 15 2011

The War Memorial Opera House is a beautiful place too see this Christmas Classic. The setting was amazing and the dancing was flawless. We sat in the Dress Circle and had a great view of the stage. I feel we were lucky to see this version that...continued

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23 events
13 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 14 2011

Company Small costumes and staging sparse but orchestra and dancing superb

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Gretchen Fermer
20 events
11 reviews
21 stars
attended Dec 14 2011

Great show. Lots of children at the 2 pm show. Be on time :)

Go early to pick up tickets at will-call, very helpful tip.

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19 events
11 reviews
30 stars
attended Dec 14 2011

It was a great place to see the Nutcracker. You could reserve a table for refreshments before or during intermission. The performance was lovely, I wish there was more set decoration for when the little girl was dreaming. Our seats were great. ...continued

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15 events
11 reviews
11 stars
attended Dec 21 2011

This was awesome. I usually attend every year but pay full price for the tickets which can be very costly. So when I got the email for the tickets and it was in the same section that I always sit (Grand Tier), I immediately jumped on it because...continued

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14 events
10 reviews
35 stars
attended Dec 14 2011

To truly appreciate this event, you can't be high up with the seating.

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23 events
9 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 14 2011

A holiday classic. Wonderful production with very talented dancers & musicians!

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12 events
8 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 14 2011

This was an excellent production for kids and adults.

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13 events
8 reviews
12 stars
attended Dec 15 2011

We took Bart from the east bay. Walked 3 blocks from Civic Center Station to Opera House, it was so easy. Loved the show.

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12 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 14 2011

Had never seen the SF version......hard to believe! Felt far away, even though dress circle premium...

Obviously pretty venue

Friend said she much preferred the older choreography, felt that the stage was bare too much during the dancing...continued

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13 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 14 2011

Set design was beautiful, but actual dancing was not very good (Though Prince/Nutcracker, Tee and Russian Candies were pretty good). And, of course, Tchaikovsky's music is so magnificent that there is no way one would not enjoy the performance.

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8 events
5 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 14 2011

Went for the umpteenth time to this ballet, (3rd to this SF Ballet production). Saw it this time through eyes of 7 year old twin grandchildren (boy and girl) who were enchanted by the first act, gasping at the magic, the changes from toys to live...continued

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