Nutcrackersfballet 110311 erik tomasson
4.7 / 5 Rated by 111 members
Review from Sergey_B
13 events 5 reviews

Set design was beautiful, but actual dancing was not very good (Though Prince/Nutcracker, Tee and Russian Candies were pretty good). And, of course, Tchaikovsky's music is so magnificent that there is no way one would not enjoy the performance.

reviewed Dec 14 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from ECBR
11 events 5 reviews

Went for the umpteenth time to this ballet, (3rd to this SF Ballet production). Saw it this time through eyes of 7 year old twin grandchildren (boy and girl) who were enchanted by the first act, gasping at the magic, the changes from toys to live...continued

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Review from Goldstar Member
14 events 5 reviews

Wonderful evening out to celebrate the holiday season.

reviewed Dec 21 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Brian
15 events 5 reviews

Wonderful, delightful, enchanting!

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Review from Emma Lovett
6 events 4 reviews

I took my 5 and a half year old son to this ballet for the first time. He really enjoyed the whole experience, from the beauty and opulence of the Opera House, to the wonderful dancers and performance. We read the Usborne version of the...continued

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Review from Kymi Armour
11 events 3 reviews

Absolutely magical production! Loved the localized story and the talented multi-racial cast. My 8 year old son was enthralled--even though he tried to be 'cool' about it. Loved the concessions, which thrills all ages. Noteworthy was the Children's...continued

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Review from Blair Floy
5 events 3 reviews

Dancing beautiful as were the costumes. Sets were really great. Thoroughly enjoyed.

reviewed Dec 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from benedicte wenger
9 events 3 reviews

Did not want it to end.....it was so dreamy...transported me into another world.

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Review from Goldstar Member
4 events 3 reviews

Excellent performance, everyone was dressed up including little kids.....beautiful.

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Review from brendanraher
3 events 3 reviews

It was a true joy to take my mother to see the Nutcracker at the Opera House. Seeing all the children in their little red coats and listening to the applause after each song was a treat. The performance and music was top notch.

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Review from Goldstar Member
4 events 3 reviews

Probably the best Nutcracker performance we've ever attended! Costumes, set, and orchestra were outstanding, also.

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Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 3 reviews

Thank you - very good

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Review from Jackie S.
5 events 3 reviews

The total experience of going to San Francisco and to the Opera House was lots of fun. The orchestra was superb, and the first act was great. But I thought that the scenery for the 2nd act was very sparse for such a cherished ballet. The dream...continued

reviewed Dec 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
6 events 2 reviews

A very traditional, magical San Francisco Christmas event. Everyone should see it at least once in their life or every year if you can.

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Review from Valerie Rowe
2 events 2 reviews

Beautiful performance, wonderful scenery.

reviewed Dec 14 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Janelle James
12 events 2 reviews

Beautifully done. The snow scene is unbelievable.

reviewed Dec 14 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Napa Valley Event Man
5 events 2 reviews

Being in San Francisco during the Holiday season is wonderful. Being able to enjoy the Nutcracker performance in the Warfield Memorial Theater, where it first premiered in the US in 1944 is in and of itself a gift.
The San Francisco Symphony and...continued

reviewed Dec 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
7 events 2 reviews

Four of us went together - two had seen it many times before (at least 30, and we did NOT like it. Two had never seen it, and thought it was fantastic. We all agreed the dancers were absolutely wonderful, and beautiful to watch. However, they...continued

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Review from rita meehan
34 events 2 reviews

great performance. Note that the matinee shows are packed with kids, which I did not consider when I bought my ticket. ENJOY!!

reviewed Dec 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Peter S Myers
19 events 2 reviews

Great sets, costumes, and lively choreography. Sometimes the group dancing was a little out of sync, but the leads were all outstanding and the atmosphere more than made up for any issues with their timing.

reviewed Dec 14 2011 report as inappropriate