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The Nutcracker Swings

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Saturday December 22, 2012 / 1:00pm
The Nutcracker Swings
2 tickets
Mid Orchestra
4401 West 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90005

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Hmmmmm...Where should I start?? The will call, which does not have any impact on the show, was sort of a mess. I stood in line for "First Name J-Z" and was told they couldn't find my tickets and to go to the next line over. This happened with a majority of the people who stood in that line, and they (as well as I) were not too happy with that process. The show was scheduled to start at 1:00; at 1:14, I looked at my friend and said, "I guess we didn't need to rush to get here"...it didn't start for about another 10 ten minutes. I SWEAR the picture posted was not the one that is on there now. It had zoot suit looking people and advertised a fun kind of slant on the traditional Nutcracker, which made me thought, "this looks pretty cool..and sounds like a hip show". Uh..... First of all, it was like a High School production; it was cute, but glad I only spent $20..which I still thought was too much for this show. We were lost most of the time, and trying to figure out what was going on. As for the "swing" twist to the show, it popped up, but not enough to bill it as such...that's just my opinion. The bows were initiated by the kids in the production, about 45 minutes into the show. My friend and I looked at each other in disbelief, "it's over already??" That lasted about 15 minutes, along with some dancing (throwing in that "swing" part) to bring it to an hour long show. Lunch was great..we found a great little place nearby. The reason I bring that up is that I overheard other lunchers talking about the show; they pretty much shared the same sentiments: cute..like a High School production..glad the tickets were cheap, and that they didn't pay the full ticket price..show was late, and a lot shorter than expected...wondered whether the Coney Island Christmas show (also on GoldStar)was any better.