The hard nut
4.5 / 5 Rated by 66 members
Review from jack elliott

great music, wonderful choreography, and hilarious sense of humor!

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

The concept was very entertaining, but much of the dancing was mediocre. The final pas de deux should have been thrilling. The music soared, but the two dancers seemed leaden.

The young man who played the younger brother was excellent. He made...continued

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Review from Goldstar Member

This is a children's event,similar too but not a good as the Nutcracker.
Boring!

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Review from Austin Nation

Okay..not as funny as I was hoping but incredibly ingenious version of a Christmas favorite.

reviewed Dec 20 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Roberta D.

We've seen this 3 times before - we love the show, but the last time we went, a few years ago, the crew seemed tired and not into it. HOWEVER this was BY FAR the best iteration of the Nutcracker ever! Maybe it's because Morris himself is playing...continued

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Review from EL Gordon

I cannot beleive that I have not seen a production of the Hard Nut before. I loved it. Best waltz of the snowflakes and opening party scene that I have ever seen. While the dancing was not (and maybe I was at on "off" performance), on par with...continued

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Review from tomlucas7

Amazing, creative and a joy!! Hate to say I was getting a bit bored with the original version of Nutcracker. This has inspired me to return to the annual viewing. Well done!!

reviewed Dec 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from TheatreAddict

A clever reinvention of a tired holiday classic, The Hard Nut tries very hard to entertain you - and succeeds as often as not. So what if the choreography (esp. for the "specialty" dances) is uninspired? So what if the dancing is the sloppiest...continued

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Review from Kathleen Korpell

Always great fun!

reviewed Dec 21 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from PJSKIP

Great modern take on a classic. Sets, costumes and special effects were well done. Dancers were incredible, and it was fun to see Mark Morris on stage.

reviewed Dec 20 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Richard Brabham

I loved the excellent music, the creative and fantastic costumes, the off-the-wall antics, the campy atmosphere. The only drawback was our seats were on the side of the auditorium and a significant portion of the stage was blocked from our view...continued

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Review from MPKastner

Loved the performance, parking easy

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Review from Theater Goers

Great show. Very funny and totally entertaining.

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Review from Clovertje

Delightful. Fun. Good orchestra; good dancing. Good humor.

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Review from Elizabeth Austin

The show was very good and the cast did a wonderful job.We had good seats and it is a very nice venue. If you did not know the story of the Nutcracker it was a little hard to get the drift of the plot at first.

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Review from Carol

This is a Bay Area classic but it gets better every year. Brilliant dancing and theatrical production, fun and witty.

reviewed Dec 20 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from HooKnows

As good as always, a truly great mix of traditional and irreverent. Full orchestra, choir, original score, and great choreography.

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Marti

Great fun! Wonderful re-working of a favorite ballet. Helpful to check the Zellerbach website for parking tips.

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Review from Sasha Khalameyzer

Show was excellent and seats were great! We all would like to see it again in a 2 years.

reviewed Dec 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Anonymous

Wonderful holiday event. Bright, colorful and astonishingly beautiful take on Nutcracker. Don't expect what you've seen before. I've seen enough typical Nutcrackers to last a lifetime, but could see this performance every year. Timely changes...continued

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