Moscow ballet nutcracker 1031121
3.1 / 5 Rated by 102 members
Review from Alexandra Zaripov
5 events 3 reviews

The performance (and I might be spoiled here growing up in Russia, attending ballet each year which lasted about 3hours with several intermissions) at any rate, the performance of the dancers was great, however some parts were taken out, so the...continued

reviewed Dec 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from alan
21 events 3 reviews

We had a very bad experience at this event. The seating position was adequate but the procedure for letting people be seated during the entire performance was terrible. people were still being seated by ushers with flashlights for more than 45...continued

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Review from Micki Carroll
6 events 2 reviews

4 was an average, If I were only rating the dancing I would have given it a 5. I also loved the staging and the puppets. The Wiltern gets a 3. I don't know when they took out their floor seating, but for the price I paid I was not expecting a...continued

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Review from camille
5 events 2 reviews

Didn't think the Moscow Ballet troupe was as wonderful as I expected. Also, a live orchestra would have made such a difference!

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Review from Jw
3 events 2 reviews

It was disappointing that there were no live orchestra

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Review from Lara
6 events 2 reviews

It was nice but not as special as I expected. There was a recording instead of an orchestra and there was some distractions of moonwalking dancing animals during the ethnic dances. This may have been to keep the children amused but it was...continued

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Review from Claudia
4 events 2 reviews

Not at all what i expected! First of all, I paid 194.00 for 2 tickets, when I pick up my tickets at will call they say 51.00 on them!!
I'm thinking I got ripped off but hoping this gets better.
WOW was I wrong. The chairs were so...continued

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Review from Goldstar Member
22 events 2 reviews

NOT the classic Nutcracker Suite, but "The Great Russian Nutcracker" which had decidedly amateurish skits folded into it. Highly disappointing.

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Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 2 reviews

Superb dancing with some great innovations included. The Wiltern is a wonderful old theater.

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Review from Paul Gamberg
13 events 2 reviews

The sets were imaginative and very impressive. The dancing was almost flawless. The overall theater magic was 5 out of 5 and totally wonderful. Our 3 year old granddaughter had to have a picture with Svetlana, the Dove of Peace and stayed...continued

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Review from Veronika
13 events 2 reviews

The show was good but overall, I had such a terrible experience. The event was disorganized. Started 15 minutes later. People walked in / out during the entire ballet. Moreover, they were selling alcohol during the show and the waitress walked...continued

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Review from Stella Mora
7 events 2 reviews

The show was nice.

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Review from Kzy
3 events 2 reviews

This was a watered down version of the ballet (an understatement). The venue was horrible in the sense that the seating was VERY uncomfortable and took away from the whole experience (my first time at the Wiltern). I was sitting on a bar stool...continued

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Review from Brent Anderson
9 events 2 reviews

This was the most lackluster half effort of any performance We have ever viewed. Extreemly dissapointed in the either seemingly tired or inexperienced performers.
Left during intermission with no regrets other than the money wasted on this Great...continued

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Review from Mimsy
13 events 2 reviews

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...continued

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Review from Eliane Siqueira Sasso
14 events 2 reviews

Too many steps to climb to a mezzanine which is really a balcony. There was no live music but a playback.The dancers were good. But the puppets on the back were distracting and I did not like them. The lines to the will call were way too long.

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Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 2 reviews

Very disappointing!!! The staging was actually drab! Except for 2 or 3 of the male dancers, the dancing was uninspired.

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Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 2 reviews

Very disappointing! Canned music played over a poor sound system & dancers with very little energy. Cheap-looking roll-down "scenery" (painted flats). Poor lighting. Back-of stage dancers in shadows. Looked like producers were trying to save money...continued

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Review from Goldstar Member
17 events 1 review

Ballet was ok, but long lines to get will call tickets, $20 for parking, people waiting snacks in the theater because they allow it, like popcorn, poor seats in the balcony, made it not so fun.

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Review from Goldstar Member
9 events 1 review

Ballet was great; horrible venue as no one could see -- kid, mother or granddaughter all struggled to see the stage from what one would assume would be decent seats.

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