Russian nutcracker 110912
3.3 / 5 Rated by 49 members
Review from Goldstar Member
10 events 1 review

40 minute will-call line. Awful, second rate production. No live orchestra, sets that look they were hand painted by high school students.

reviewed Dec 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from required
8 events 1 review

I was disappointed there was no orchestra during performance, just music from the tape. I had to park across the street at 2:20 pm for the performance starting at 3pm (not possible to park behind the theater-waited to turn left for 15 minutes...continued

reviewed Dec 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from tehhy
Red Velvet 68 events 12 reviews

i'm not an expert in ballet but, being russian, i know how great ballet supposed to look like. there was NOTHING great about it. even children's ballet school in russia would consider this kind of performance an embarrassment. decorations were...continued

reviewed Dec 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Isfisher
12 events 3 reviews

No comparison to the Joffrey. The little kids were adorable, but dancing in the foreground took away from being able to watch the more mature dancers.

reviewed Dec 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Chester O
7 events 2 reviews

The ballet was fine.

The wait in the will call lines was crazy for over 1/2 hour with only 2 windows of 3 open.

Probably others missed the start of the show.

reviewed Dec 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from crkennedy29
6 events 2 reviews

The music was not live it was recorded and the entire first act there was static from the speaker in our section (111). The sound was a bit better in the second act, but not much. I would not recommend this to anyone.

reviewed Dec 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Lillian Zilban
5 events 1 review

it was very-very bad!
it wasn't ballet and, definitely, not "nutcracker"!
even my 7 & 9 years old kids were disappointed and upset.

reviewed Dec 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
Red Velvet 27 events 8 reviews

Excellent seats and wonderful performance. However at times th taped soundtrack was off and sounded scratchy.

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Review from Karen
16 events 11 reviews

Charming performances! Very enjoyable program.

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Review from Bea Cornelissen
11 events 7 reviews

Very colorful, seats in mezzine to far aways to hear any announcements Also. so far away from dancers I could not see if they were children or adults. SO far away could not determine if some characters were mice or birds. Company from Moscow...continued

reviewed Dec 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Me
23 events 6 reviews

Amazing performance! Recommended for all age groups! This is definitely something that should be seen at least once!

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Review from Julia
18 events 6 reviews

Ballet was great.

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Review from Barbara Ferentz
60 events 6 reviews

Beautiful dancing, lovely, spirited performance. Children delightful.

reviewed Dec 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
15 events 6 reviews

The show was good but the administration of the theater was horrible. They are not capable of handling performance with high attendance. I waited more than 45 minutes to finally get my tickets and missed half an hour of the show. Will call service...continued

reviewed Dec 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Magart
8 events 5 reviews

Cheesy sets, taped music, some really bad dancers.

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Review from Debra Glass
9 events 5 reviews

The ballet was fantastic! I loved the costumes and the lead dancers were excellent. It was interesting to see the Russian version of Nutcracker, which is a little different from the American one. I highly recommend it!

reviewed Dec 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Magart
8 events 5 reviews

The sets were a bit sparse but with a smaller stage, it was probably the best they could do. I am used to a more lavish set decoration. The company was adequate, the princials very good, the rest so-so.We did enjoy the experience for me(80) to my...continued

reviewed Dec 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Inna Borozin
15 events 4 reviews

The performance has nothing to do with professional Moscow ballet. Looked like int was a close to graduation students of School Of Ballet. The Nutcracker dancer was the only one who was close to Russian school of ballet standards. It is very...continued

reviewed Dec 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from AZ
3 events 3 reviews

ActI's sound system was poor, but was corrected in Act II. Had trouble seeing some of the performances of the secont act due to the woman in front of me laying her head on her boyfriend's shoulder, but what I did see was very good.

reviewed Dec 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Lana Johnson
7 events 3 reviews

Great and beautiful performance! Children will love it even if they don't understand it!!

reviewed Dec 02 2012 report as inappropriate
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