The hard nut
4.5 / 5 Rated by 66 members
Review from Goldstar Member
25 events 7 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from KD1234
20 events 6 reviews

very funny with great music and visuals

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
8 events 5 reviews

Absolutely fabulous! The dance of the sugar plums alone was worth the price of the ticket. Could not see the Christmas tree from the right side of the audience.

reviewed Dec 21 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Al
48 events 5 reviews

Best Nutcracker I've seen!

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Pat
10 events 5 reviews

sometimes subtle and othertimes outrageously humorous

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Mary Ruth H.
4 events 4 reviews

A fantastic, hilarious, wondrous, gorgeous spoof of the holiday classic. Hard to take it all in at once though, and I'd love to go back and see it again! Mark Morris and his troupe at their holiday best!

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Birch Early
18 events 4 reviews

All 4 of us loved it! The always wonderful music of the Nutcracker was, for me, made even better with the amazing costumes, set design, dancing and glorious sense of humor from Mark Morris. With great wit and skill, and never over the top, The...continued

reviewed Dec 20 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from rrlady
7 events 4 reviews

Fun and you know the music is going to be good. Very glad I went.

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Paul
7 events 4 reviews

Good family fun. A nice twist on Nutcracker. I have seen several Nutcrackers in the past, so perhaps the novelty is wearing off . . .

reviewed Dec 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Kristina
10 events 4 reviews

I am so sad to say that, after waiting years to see The Hard Nut and reading so many rave reviews about it, I was actually quite disappointed. I have loved Mark Morris's choreography as performed by San Francisco Ballet, but this left me,...continued

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Kim Schartz
10 events 4 reviews

Thoroughly enjoyable and engaging all the way through--from set design to costumes to choreography and dance. Loved it all and the humor, too.

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Carole Lowenberg
15 events 3 reviews

A wonderfully danced 1970's take on the Nutcracker. Our family had a terrific time.

reviewed Dec 20 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Junes510
24 events 3 reviews

Absolutely perfect for the holidays and change of pace from the traditional Nutcracker.

reviewed Dec 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
4 events 3 reviews

Slow opening number but after that there was some fantastic dancing, funny take on the Nutcracker, and interesting modern set. The snow is thrown by hand by each of the snowflake fairies to beautiful effect.

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Wilma Jordan
6 events 3 reviews

The Hard Nut is a new take on an old classics Nutcracker. Loved it was a fun time.

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 2 reviews

Fabulous show!

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Lola
2 events 2 reviews

Fabulous take on the Nutcracker. I love the original performances but this production puts a fun twist on a classic performance. Music was great, the set was dramatically simple, costuming amazing and the dancing and performers were over the top...continued

reviewed Dec 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Nancy Shneiderman
20 events 2 reviews

I was told I had to see "The Hard Nut" at least once, like Beach Blanket Babylon, so I was prepared for a campy performance. And camp, funny, and spirited it was. The sets and costumes wer amazing. I'd give them both a 10 out of 10.
That...continued

reviewed Dec 21 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Rosemarie Winegarner
12 events 2 reviews
Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 2 reviews

Overall the event was entertaining, loved the colours of the costumes, admired the technical abilities of the dancers,and enjoyed the orchestra. What didn't sit well was the underlying dark tone of the story.

reviewed Dec 22 2012 report as inappropriate