Friday December 14, 2012 / 7:30pmGreat Russian Nutcracker
Price Level 4 - Mezzanine (Rows B-F)
How was your experience?
Beautiful Russian-themed ballet, a bit different from American version, but excellent dancers, lovely sets, and same wonderful music. Had good seats with perfect view in mezzanine. HOWEVER, we missed enjoying the first 30 minutes because hoards of people were arriving late and getting seated and ushers were running back and forth in front of us. Such distractions continued thru the ballet and worsened again after the intermission ... total disrespect for performers and patrons who were seated on time. Don't know why theater allows this; if that many people were late due to rain, the performance should have delayed. Would NEVER go back to this theater where it felt more like a ball game, complete with smelly popcorn. I've never seen any show where most people arrive randomly thruout the performance! Wiltern's policies should preclude any future ballet performances here; they should specialize in shows for people who prefer a circus environment. This very professional Russian ballet troupe is wonderful and deserves a much better venue, and one that allows audience appreciation.