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The Washington Ballet: The Nutcracker Reviews

Warner Theatre (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

87 ratings
4.6 average rating
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1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 30 2012

Wonderful sets, lush costumes, and inspired lighting. The George Washington nutcracker, colonial soldiers, native americans, and cherry blossoms were fabulous twists on a classic. Warning: no live music, and the recording they use is wooden and...continued

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6 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 07 2012

A beautiful production - I had tears in my eyes throughout the evening. The only reason it's not a five star production is the canned music - would have loved to see it with a live orchestra!

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7 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 01 2012

I invited my friends to join me for the Nutcracker, and as one commented, it was a magical night! Septime Weber's choreography is always so creative, and the set design was fantastic! You truly felt like you were in a winter wonderland. This...continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
52 events
21 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 05 2012

This production of the NUTCRACKER BALLET was the most beautiful and creative ever ! The music and dance performance was flawless but the children, their costumes, and all the stage scenery was breathtaking. The totally unique setting of Washington...continued

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17 events
11 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 07 2012

WOW! I was really impressed. I'm from Chicago where I've attended the Joffrey Ballet's Nutcracker and also viewed Moscow's Ballet Nutcracker several times. I wasn't expecting that much from this little company and boy was I wrong! Of course the...continued

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34 events
24 reviews
11 stars
attended Dec 06 2012

Lovely dancers with skill and grace. I didn't mind the piped-in music at all - nor did my friend. The costumes are gorgeous, kids are cute, and the story is (of course) charming. What more could you want? Oh, and the appearance of the Nat's...continued

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11 reviews
17 stars
attended Dec 08 2012

I found this Nutcracker to be absolutely charming. While traditionalists might be upset by the relocation of the ballet to America, it is actually a very subtle change that does not detract from Tschaikovsky's wonderful music. The performances...continued

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11 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 30 2012

We try to go every year and loved it as usual. This is the only ballet I can get my 21-year-old son to attend. We especially loved it this year that we went early to grab a bite of dinner right nearby and ended up seeing lots of the child...continued

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9 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 13 2012

Unexpectedly finger food was pleasantly served in the foyer before the show.. A mixture of dress up/dress down. Although recorder music is disappointing the show is so wonderful it's not so noticeable as reviews have commented. Overall wonderful...continued

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8 reviews
10 stars
attended Dec 12 2012

terrific dancing and staging. Wonderful energy.

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 13 2012

Love the Washington, DC, setting, especially highlighting the cherry blossoms, and Septime Weber's athletic and often-amusing choreography. The costumes are enchanting, enthralling even -- a small boy near me growled back at the cat! The Ballet...continued

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 06 2012

I love ballet and I love the Nutcracker and am seeing 3 productions this Christmas. The Washington Ballet was my first and it was thoroughly enjoyable! The scenery was rich and did not disappoint. Neither did the costumes. A WONDERUL Nutcracker!

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39 events
6 reviews
14 stars
attended Dec 07 2012

The dance and scenery were lovely. It was a nice holiday event. However, I have to agree with the critics that said the performance is seriously diminished by the lack of live music. The canned music was really awful and the sound system in the...continued

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17 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 30 2012

Good performance. Really enjoyed seeing the young performers. Beautiful stage settings.

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

I love the ballet and my grandchildren love the story of the Nutcracker. When I surprised them with tickets to the show, they were delighted! This was one of the Washington Ballet's best performances. I really, really enjoyed it. And the children...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 13 2012

The stage, props, costumes were amazing. The dancing was very good too :) The kids were adorable.

Only complaint is with the theater policies: food is allowed and the popcorn, bags, etc were too noisy.. plus people didn't have ballet etiquette...continued

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4 reviews
16 stars
attended Dec 05 2012

We really enjoyed this production of the Nutcrackerlast night, but missed not having a live orchestra. The costumes, sets, and dancing were marvelous. It was a more humorous version of the Nutcracker. Lots of fun! Definitely take young children to...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 05 2012

Wonderfu production! Premier seats for the price we paid. Would highly recommend to everyone.

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9 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 13 2012

WONDERFUL!! I and my date had a great time enjoying a Christmas classic!!

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 05 2012

Excellent blend of professional ballet troupe dancers and talented and fun kid dancers. The sets and costumes were very good. Leave time before the show to have a delicious Toy Soldier drink and check out the nutcracker themed shopping at the...continued

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