Friday December 14, 2012 / 7:00pmThe Nutcracker
Assigned at Box Office (Special)
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506
How was your experience?
It was awful. We left at intermission, and not a moment too soon. This is a kids' production which is only of interest if you have a child of your own that is performing. I hate to be mean, but these were not talented performers at all and it was actually painful to watch. Just really bad. I think it is imperative that it is stated that these are performers from a dance school and that it is kids, basically it is their recital, not fun to watch at all. The music system too was just atrocious. For this price, of course, I did not expect a live orchestra, but if using canned music, you would think a decent sound system would be in order. It was horrific, I have never had the Nutcracker music make my skin crawl, this one did. What a disappointment. Parking and entry to auditorium was a huge mess too, it didn't even begin until 7:20. And 30 minutes into it, you still had people arriving late interrupting the performance. Think of this as a school event of not very talented kids that you got stuck paying for to see. Not cool at all. Not happy with Goldstar for marketing this as a real performance event.