How was your experience?
Three of us went and we did NOT like it at all. I've seen many Nutcrackers in my life, and this was by far the worst. The choreography was poor, and made it almost unrecognizable. The big puppet-like characters they added were in very poor taste, seemed to be an effort to improve the bad proceedings. Lack of an orchestra always demeans a production. Also, they have made the lovely old Wiltern Theater unfit for a production like this. Terrible sight lines and uncomfortable chairs instead of theater seats. What a shame.