Nutcracker 111408 original
4.5 / 5 Rated by 248 members
Review from Jim McCarthy
Red Velvet 207 events 63 reviews

REPORTED BY MY TICKET GIFT RECIPIENTS:

Beautiful sets, beautiful costumes. Great dancing. Amazing standard of ability level of dancers.

reviewed Dec 18 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from MsPallas
Red Velvet 178 events 39 reviews

great seats; great price; performance was a little flat

reviewed Dec 17 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Jake Paris
Red Velvet 162 events 20 reviews

Drab, tacky, amateurish production, very smiley and hammy, over-gestured performances, with sloppy ensemble work from the corps and a lifeless performance from the orchestra, all at the service of an incoherent, jumbled story. The Mariinsky...continued

reviewed Dec 19 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from S G
Red Velvet 26 events 17 reviews

This production was lukewarm at best. Two dancers stumbled and fell.... The corps did not seem to be in sync.... there was a lack of professionalism in the production.

reviewed Dec 17 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Brian Lau
Red Velvet 102 events 16 reviews

The advertisement photo showing Diana Vishneva and Igor Zelensky is misleading.

Note that there are 3 separate casts for these performances (differing in the Masha and Nutcracker Prince roles only).

Dec 18,20 7:30 Ekaterina Osmolkina, Igor...continued

reviewed Dec 18 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Yolanda
Red Velvet 73 events 11 reviews

This was a wonderful opportunity to see the Kirov dance in Los Angeles. I wasn't disappointed and I'm glad I made the time to see this holiday classic.

Thanks for your wonderful opportunity to make the arts affordable!

reviewed Dec 18 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from lorry goldman
Red Velvet 35 events 7 reviews

superb! like no other Nutcracker you have ever seen. Brilliant, astonishing, simply wonderful!

reviewed Dec 17 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Annonymous
209 events 141 reviews

I had great expectation of the Kirov/Mariinsky but I was not transported. The principal dancers and some of the character dancers were very good. The sets and costumes were too fussy. The trumpets blared, making the plus of having the live Kirov...continued

reviewed Dec 18 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Mattey's Mom
73 events 44 reviews

What a splendid experience! For starters, our Goldstar seats were awesome; we couldn't believe the location for the price. The production itself was impressive in every way, save the sluggish opening act. The set decoration was luscious, the...continued

reviewed Dec 18 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Leinani
76 events 40 reviews

Pay no attention to the LA Times review Fri 12/19. This is a new to me Nutcracker. i have seen many and been charmed. This Nutcracker is supposed to have been created in the 1950s. Wish I had seen it then, too. Much of the musty stuff--the...continued

reviewed Dec 18 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Dolores
40 events 37 reviews

I've seen many Nutcracker performances, and this one was near the top. The set design was nice, the costumes lovely and the dancing was strong. It did seem that some of the corps struggled a little bit, but considering the deamands on their bodies...continued

reviewed Dec 18 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Niomi
98 events 35 reviews

The audience gave this show an enthusiastic standing ovation, which was well deserved

reviewed Dec 18 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Denise A.
59 events 27 reviews

The production was wonderful, no complaints there!
After reading another review who mentioned seats in the 6th row almost center, I was surprised that our Founder's Circle seats were in the last row, 2 seats from the side aisle, since I ordered...continued

reviewed Dec 18 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Len L.
373 events 25 reviews

As good as it gets....spectacular performance, great costumes choreography . Don't miss it.

reviewed Dec 18 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Sev
43 events 25 reviews

Had a nice time watching the Nutcracker, a perfect performance for the holidays. The seats were wonderful, and the show was enjoyable. However, I do agree with the consensus opinion that the multiple intermissions were distracting.

reviewed Dec 18 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Nicole Yu
45 events 24 reviews

Most of all, I enjoyed the show. The setting and the music were superb. The seats offered by Goldstar is great for the price I paid. Somehow, I felt that the performers lacked some enthusiam and passion.

reviewed Dec 19 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from april
46 events 20 reviews

It was a lovely night out and a perfect way to get in the holiday mood. The featured dancers were fabulous, the orchestra was wonderful, and the costumes were lovely....it was a solid evening. The rest of the dancers were pretty good, but a...continued

reviewed Dec 17 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Frederick R. Andresen
23 events 19 reviews

It has been many years since I have seen this ballet with the so-familiar music by Tchaikovsky. The reason is that it is played so often at Christmas by every level of local or even visiting ballet school (bless their hearts,) always to recorded...continued

reviewed Dec 19 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Brenda Gant
29 events 19 reviews

The costumes and set were fantastic. The dancing had a couple of glitches as did the props. However 2 25 min+ intermissions were highly excessive and severely detracted from the enjoyability of the performance

reviewed Dec 18 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from J
25 events 18 reviews

Excellent, flawless, and traditional production of a gorgeous ballet. The sets were stunning and the orchestration was perfect. Awesome seats!

reviewed Dec 17 2008 report as inappropriate
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