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4.8 / 5 Rated by 69 members
Review from Jennifer Mata-McMahon

The show is low budget, and yet the acting and singing makes up for anything that is missing prop-wise. There are some one liners that will make you laugh out loud too. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. The circular stage and position for the audience,...continued

reviewed Dec 01 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Dragana Dakic

We just came from Nutcracker show tonight, we were there with our two kids, and sat up-front. With kids you never know how they will react, from the beginning they enjoyed show, reacted to it and interacted with actors, I have to attribute this to...continued

reviewed Nov 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Mo in Chicago

This is a great FAMILY theatre event. It's a bit too slap-stick for my taste, but I didn't go with kids. It's done in the round--no seats are bad. Don't bother going if you're looking for serious theatre--you'll be disappointed. Otherwise, it's a...continued

reviewed Nov 12 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Jackie

Absolutely delightful! I enjoyed the performance & agree with so many others who have reviewed this play. The rats might be scary for younger children, the performers were fabulous and the puppetry was amazing.

reviewed Dec 21 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Sharon

Not knowing what to expect I really enjoyed the play. The performers were terrific.!!! I would definetly recommend it.

reviewed Dec 17 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Megan Schemmel

Very touching show with original music and fantastic effects. Not to be missed!

reviewed Dec 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from amaziak

A spectacularly heart-wrenching take on a Christmas classic that, to me, offered so much more emotional depth and drama than the ballet. It was wonderful. And despite the tears, the simple childish happiness conveyed through the amazing...continued

reviewed Dec 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Deanne Chung

Don't be fooled by the name, you haven't seen The Nutcracker unless you've seen The House's version. I LOVE this show! And I think anyone who has a child, knows a child, or used to be a child would love it too. Our group ranged in age from 4 to 80...continued

reviewed Dec 11 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from dmt111

very creative, interactive and well acted play. Definitely a very different Nutcracker experience. I would go back in a heart beat...

reviewed Dec 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Deb O.

This show is great for all ages: creative, engaging, and fun.

reviewed Nov 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Dominique Reyes

Very entertaining. Family friendly holiday classic.

reviewed Nov 10 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from John Otto

This performance was wonderful -- emotional, hilarious, adorable and touching, to name a few. The production quality is very high. This is a play in the round -- sit in the front row, and the characters will talk to you. I would certainly come...continued

reviewed Dec 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from second city

High energy, thought provoking, original. This performance reminded my son and I why we love The House so very much.

reviewed Nov 25 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from MaryBeth Smith

The House Theater rarely fails to offer innovative staging and story lines. Loved the special effects. Think the story might be a little confusing for small children. Every seat is great. Loved the live music and the actor's voice were very good.

reviewed Nov 09 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Lauren Mardell Levrant

Refreshing, yet dark rewrite of the old worn tale. A must see.

reviewed Nov 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from dianawendt

As always, this House production was super
fun, epecially for kids and families.
Loaded with villains and had an intriguing
plot with morals. Loved the stage effects
of walls cracking and pictures turning on the walls.
The kids had a great...continued

reviewed Dec 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from John

Everything about this production was magical....and surprising. Keeping the bare bones of the story, The House has transformed it into a modern fable with touching and tragic depth. There were people of all ages in the audience, and they were...continued

reviewed Nov 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Kimberly Chatfield

Really great setting in the round. All the action was up-close. The play itself was touching and funny. Should have given the monkey and other toys more highlight--they were funny!!! Good musical score... just enough... not really too much a...continued

reviewed Nov 16 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Guppy

A great play to bring the kids, fun for all ages. Just a little on the sad side for the kind of plays I like to see, but a good play anyway.

reviewed Dec 11 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from ginalee912

The show had some nice ideas, but it fell a bit flat for me. Occasionally, it felt very "acted" and a couple people were using their "acting voices," but there were some nice performances. In particular, Clara was sweet and Phoebe the doll was...continued

reviewed Dec 06 2012 report as inappropriate
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