Moscow ballet nutcracker 1031121
3.1 / 5 Rated by 102 members
Review from Irene Fridlyand
12 events 7 reviews

The venue could have been better. The Wiltern theater is old and in need of repairs. There was a general lack of staff and it took about 20 minutes to find seats. The lines for will call were long and were outside in the rain. Will not return to...continued

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Review from Goldstar Member
17 events 7 reviews

This was a beautiful show. It was not as mindblowing as the Alice in Wonderland ballet, but it was certainly worth the money and a great way to start off the holiday season!

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Review from Goldstar Member
13 events 6 reviews

I love the ballet, so I was disappointed in the choreography and the talent level. But for the $20.00 Goldstar price I paid, it was just ok if you've never seen the Nutcracker before. The Wiltern allowed people to be seated after the show started...continued

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Review from Olga Ronis Parkhomovsky
12 events 5 reviews

Show was same old Nutcracker, nothing special. Venue for this event does not make ANY sense. Half the attendees were late because the will call line was huuuuuuuge and outside (it was freezing). It was not a pleasant experience waiting outside...continued

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Review from Wellwisher
53 events 4 reviews

Only reason I didn't hate it was that some of the dancing was good. Terrible, pedestrian, uninspired choreography.

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Review from CarolsGoldstar
14 events 4 reviews

The ballet itself was mediocre at best. I had high expectations for the Moscow ballet since I have known Russians to be spectacular dancers but in this show I was let down. The animated costumes from the background dancers (the bears, unicorn,...continued

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Review from Francisstokes
24 events 3 reviews

A terrific production of Nutcracker.

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Review from Lucie Lauren Penny
4 events 3 reviews

Dancing was amazing. Sets were minimal, and the sound and lighting was shoddy.

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Review from Vicki
8 events 3 reviews

The ballet performance was very good.

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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

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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 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 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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