Saturday December 15, 2012 / 7:30pmThe Nutcracker
Main Orchestra/Main Loge
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
How was your experience?
My family I have made it a family tradition to go to the Nutcracker every year. With that being said, we put lots of effort into finding the best ballet in town. I must say this Nutcracker is the best Nutcracker show we have ever seen. We have been to San Francisco, and Sacramento just to attend a Nutcracker show and this one was the best one hands down. It was fun, had a good twist to the story and lots of pyrotechnics which we had never seen done in the other Nutcracker shows we have attended. They also added a few since of their own to make the story more unique and entertaining. They also had a live orchestra which is always a MUST in my opinion. Especially if you’re going to spend the money on attending a show like this one. One caution however, is that if you are a stickler about the dance aspect of ballet I will tell you that you will be disappointed. I used to dance ballet so I can recognize when mistakes are made during their dance and I must say they were many. Some of the dancers were not on par, they were off balance, and were lagging and not as advance as the dancers of many other ballets I have seen. I don’t want to discourage anyone from seeing it as it was an incredibly entertaining show as far as entertainment goes. It was also held a beautiful location. We sat in the main loge to the far right. They were good seats. I would say all seats in the bottom floor have a great view of the stage. This is a great occasion for you and your family to dress up! You will most definitely enjoy yourself if you go see this Nutcracker! It was worth the money spent! Merry Christ-mass!