Allen Krause

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The Nutcracker

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Saturday December 18, 2010 / 7:30pm
The Nutcracker
3 tickets
Balcony
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

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The dancing was very good, the sets were beautiful, the special effects and overall pageantry were terrific, and the orchestra added much. Unfortunately the venue was awful -- as late as 5 minutes before the show was to start there was a long line around the building with two harried women handing out will call tickets. I am ill and needed to take the elevator -- I asked a ticket-taker where the elevators were -- he directed me to them -- both were not operating. Because time was of the essence, I struggled up endless stairs to the top floor. Sitting in the balcony a young man about 6' tall was sitting in front of me; his head blocked half the stage, even though he was sitting properly and had regular hair. What a change when I moved to another seat during intemisson. It doesn't help to have a very good show which you can't see.