The hard nut
4.5 / 5 Rated by 66 members
Review from jack elliott
79 events 39 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
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 Goldstar Member
1 event 1 review

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

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Austin Nation
Red Velvet 715 events 617 reviews

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.
Red Velvet 76 events 24 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 20 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from EL Gordon
Red Velvet 48 events 10 reviews

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
Red Velvet 28 events 4 reviews

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
194 events 155 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Kathleen Korpell
74 events 36 reviews

Always great fun!

reviewed Dec 21 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from PJSKIP
41 events 18 reviews

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
34 events 17 reviews

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
35 events 16 reviews

Loved the performance, parking easy

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Review from Theater Goers
22 events 16 reviews

Great show. Very funny and totally entertaining.

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Clovertje
38 events 12 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Elizabeth Austin
39 events 12 reviews

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.

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol
26 events 9 reviews

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
11 events 8 reviews

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
13 events 8 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Sasha Khalameyzer
34 events 8 reviews

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
16 events 8 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
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