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Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker Reviews

Auditorium Theatre (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

Robert Joffrey's "The Nutcracker"
87 ratings
4.8 average rating
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11 events
7 reviews
16 stars
attended Dec 16 2012

A classic, beautifully done

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Theodore Castillo
3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 08 2012

Amazing dancers

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12 events
1 review
5 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

Loved every minute of the performance. Costumes,staging, music only upstaged by the dancing. The youngsters were adorable.

It was the perfect Christmas Lift-off I was looking for.

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3 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

Once again, this was an awesome performance that the family really enjoyed, especially at the Goldstar price.

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64 events
12 reviews
32 stars
attended Dec 24 2012

awesome! will go again and again

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31 events
25 reviews
44 stars
attended Dec 13 2012

Great Music. Terrific Costumes. Outstanding
Vintage Theater with Good Acoustics. Accomplished Dancers Performing Undemanding Roles However. Entertaining ChristmasTradition.

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20 events
11 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 26 2012

I love "The Nutcracker", we used to go every year, now I go every 5 years or so. The staging is beautiful, the orchestra was fabulous, the performers were wonderful. We had to split our party so I spent 1/2 of the show in the balcony and 1/2 the...continued

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18 events
10 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 08 2012

The production was very well done .

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34 events
9 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

Magical! Such magnificent dancing at a superb venue!
The whole production was full of color and wonder. My grandchildren will never forget it!

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Amy
20 events
7 reviews
22 stars
attended Dec 13 2012

Frankly, the props and the dancing aren't as good as the San Francisco Ballet. (I mean, a cardboard tree? Really???) You can watch the SF version on Comcast on-demand to see what I mean. Since both ballets charge about $60 with fees for a rear...continued

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28 events
6 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 20 2012

Absolutely magnificent in every regard -- the dancing, the music, the costumes and sets were all simply magical. This was by far the best Nutcracker I've ever seen!

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Julia
18 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 27 2012

Costumes and decorations were great

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BB
10 events
6 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

In my opinion, there are 2 acts with an intermission. The first act was very well done. The story line was classical. These young Joffrey people are talented. The second act must have been done more in an interpretive dance style. If it wasn't for...continued

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31 events
6 reviews
21 stars
attended Dec 26 2012

Wonderful for family outing with the kids. My boys, 10 and 12 enjoyed it, especially Act 1 and going to see the orchestra pit during intermission. They both play instruments at school and were very curious how it looks like in real life. Act 2...continued

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14 events
5 reviews
1 stars
7 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 13 2012

Joffrey always puts on an amazing show. I've seen several & they are the best.

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8 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

Production and Dancers were great!

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13 events
5 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 24 2012

The dancers were wonderful!

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10 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 16 2012

Bravo performance. I had the most amazing seats! Everything was perfect!

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10 events
4 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 20 2012

I loved this play .I have seen other Nutcracker plays,but never by Joffrey.It exceeded my expectations.The story stayed true but the ballet dances were great .

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