Anaheim Ballet Presents Holiday Favorite The Nutcracker at The Grove
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The last date listed for The Nutcracker was Sunday December 11, 2011 / 2:00pm.
Currently at City National Grove of Anaheim
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Helena F.
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Same impression as the other writers regarding the venue, but worse because the two viewing screens at the side of the stage were not operating during this performance. I'm giving this three stars only because the performers were very good, from what little I could see of them; I spent most of the first act staring at the back of the head of the person in front of me. It was also very annoying that a number of people were getting up during the first act to scout out better seats, then coming back to get their companions who caused further disruptions when they got up. I don't blame them, though. I would recommend seeing a performance at the Grove only if you can get front row seats or are over seven feet tall.
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This performance could have been fine. But it was the wrong venue for this type of event. The Grove is great for bands, but the seating is all wrong for a ballet. I know that other guests felt the same, as it was impossible to see the performance...continued
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I agree with the other reviewer on the very poor seating - single folding chairs on a nearly flat floor made the venue uncomfortable and almost impossible to see the stage over top of the heads of people in front of you. To compensate for poor...continued
Quotes & Highlights
Learn about the story of The Nutcracker.
Audiences will experience a spectacle of towering Christmas trees, waltzing flowers, battling toy soldiers and menacing mice. The enduring theme remains unchanged — good overcomes evil—but Anaheim Ballet’s staging of the family classic is constantly updated, which keeps the production fresh, even for returning audiences. The story is a source of inspiration for audiences of all ages and interests.
This year’s show now features upgraded “riser” seating in all tiers for improved sightlines/viewing experience.