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The Nutcracker Reviews

Chopin Theatre Mainstage (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

"The Nutcracker"
212 ratings
4.7 average rating
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58 events
31 reviews
9 stars
attended Nov 09 2013

Very entertaining for children and adults! Swings you from laughter to almost-tears. I found the first half of the performance to be stronger than the second, but overall, a solid piece.

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60 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 06 2014

We saw this performance four years ago and knew that we would take our nieces when they were ready. They are now 8, 8 and 6 and the time has come. It was great. One of them actually sat on the edge of her seat through the entire performance. ...continued

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252 events
74 reviews
22 stars
attended Nov 30 2014

As advertised, no Tchaikovsky and no ballet, but that doesn't mean no music and no dance. At the end they ask us to tell our friends if we liked the show, and I have been doing just that. Go!

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252 events
74 reviews
22 stars
attended Nov 25 2015

Many new cast members, same wonderful evening. Last year I told families in restaurants to take their children. I'll do it again this year!

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48 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 25 2015

Imaginative, joyful, poignant. Pretty easy to understand why this has become an annual holiday tradition. Despite the sober start, it really is great for children of ALL ages. Superb and talented cast; stunning set design & puppetry; The Chopin...continued

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Scott Clodfelter Red Velvet
51 events
44 reviews
36 stars
attended Dec 13 2013

A charming holiday show for all ages. It's become a Chicago holiday tradition, deservedly so.

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Squishy Red Velvet
59 events
34 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 22 2014

When we got there and there were so many young children running around and playing on the stage (theater in the round) I worried that it would be too childish and noisy with talking.
Never fear, everyone was held spellbound.
It was a great way to...

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GoldGirl Red Velvet
74 events
25 reviews
123 stars
attended Nov 08 2013

Acting was great, storyline not so much. Fun though.

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121 events
19 reviews
19 stars
attended Nov 24 2013

Great event for the entire family! I love the Chopin Theater and the cast was once again wonderful. This is the second year that we went to see this performance and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. A must-see during the holiday season!

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Kate Litvak Red Velvet
12 events
8 reviews
11 stars
attended Nov 15 2014

A wonderful experimental play with multi-generational appeal. We went with our elementary-school-aged kids. No ballet, no Tchaikovsky's music, and barely any relationship to the original Hoffmann story. Basically an adult play with children's...continued

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 08 2013

A thoroughly enjoyable holiday experience! The House theater was, as always, friendly, warm and welcoming.

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 14 2014

My granddaughters and I enjoyed the venue and the outstanding performance. The story was told in an enjoyable way without the music and dancing. Actors engaged with the audience. They could tone down the music that was blasting 30 minutes before...continued

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34 reviews
9 stars
attended Nov 06 2015

This play was awesome. It was such a creative show and all the actors were wonderful. Watching this play definitely put me in the holiday mood. Their is not a bad seat in the entire theater because the actirs use the entire stage. It had surprises...continued

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34 reviews
9 stars
attended Nov 15 2013

This was the best holiday show I have ever seen. I can't wait to see it again. The chopin theater never disappoints me with whatever show they put on and this holiday classic just confirmed the theater's creativity and style.

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28 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 08 2014

They should decide whether it's a kid's show (and eliminate the sexual innuendos, the extreme-scary part, and the focus on and direction mention of death ... OR ... decide it's an adult show ... and rewrite, redirect and totally re-do it.

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50 events
24 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 18 2014

This was our second time seeing the House Nutcracker. Great story, fun cast, great theater!

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21 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 06 2015

Great theater, a good experience every time I attend. The show is ingeniously adapted and performed.

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80 events
18 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 20 2014

This is a smart, funny, and ultimately touching take on the Nutcracker that children and adults will both enjoy. A great show, regardless the season.

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57 events
17 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 23 2014

A lovely show that manages to get you into the holiday spirit without being overwhelming & cheesy. Great performances by all - and watching the kids (of all ages) in the audience is just as fun as watching the actors on stage!

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Sandy
29 events
17 reviews
13 stars
attended Nov 12 2015

Had a delightful time. Highly recommend it. A bit scary at the end for really small kids. Be aware - this is NOT identical to the story line followed by most productions of The Nutcracker ballet.

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