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Great Russian Nutcracker Reviews

Hammerstein Ballroom (New York, NY)

Reviews & Ratings

"Great Russian Nutcracker"
56 ratings
3.6 average rating
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2 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The ballet troupe is really second rate, especially compared to the NYC ballets and other Russian ballets. But that’s not the real problem. Our seats were price level 2 - the best that you had. The seats were not to be believed. My seat was...continued

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58 events
15 reviews
35 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

Orchestra seats were all on one level. Hard to get a good view of the stage. Old uncomfortable chairs as seating. NO orchestra but recorded music. Terrible! The performance was good but not spectacular neither were the costumes. A dated, kind of...continued

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109 events
47 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

Nutcracker with a few Russian twists. Perfect holiday event.

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27 events
18 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

Beautiful scenery. Wonderful dancers

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18 events
10 reviews
40 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

Just outstanding! It was truly a picture perfect fairytale that came to life!

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39 events
10 reviews
13 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The worst experience ever! Boring show and, worse of all, the seats were literally on top of each other. Not to mention that the seats in front of me were practically on my lap. I go to a lot of show across price ranges and this was the worst.

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12 events
7 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The ballet itself was spectacular. The dancers were amazing. The performance and the stage set was incredible. However, the venue was horrible. It was run down, noisy and distracting. There were no announcements made regarding taking...continued

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13 events
7 reviews
11 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

THE GREAT RUSSIAN BALLET TROOP IS EXCEPTIONAL. THE OFFERING WAS ENHANCED BY THE PROMISE OF HANDMADE COSTUMES. THEY WERE EXQUISITE. THE AESTHETICISM OF THE TROOP IS OFTEN BREATHTAKING. QUITE FABULOUS TO WITNESS!

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Mary Miller
8 events
6 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The show was very good but I was appalled that I was seated behind a pillar. I was in Seat J1 and my view was blocked by a hugh pillar and a enormous screen or electrical box. and I could only to see half the stage. About 20+ of us were...continued

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Christine Mullin
10 events
6 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

Took my mother, seats were great third row section 202 middle of stage view. Would definitely go again, the performers were wonderful and getting to the venue was easy via the train.

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12 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The music was recorded - no orchestra, what was really bad! We're sitting at the balcony - dors were not closed and stairs didn't have dors at all... Dancers performed really well.

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14 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The performance itself was fabulous! My family and I enjoyed it very much! We all LOVED it!!!
What about Goldstar experience, it was not pleasant at all!
Seats are terrible: we were able to see just the heads of the dancers, I have to place my...continued

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9 events
4 reviews
10 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

Best production of Nutcracker I have ever seen. Costuming and scenery were exceptional as were all the dancers. I quickly forgot the cramped seating from 1920's or so where the entire row had to move out to let someone leave. The chairs were so...continued

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5 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

first of all, Hammerstein Ballroom desperately needs renovation. Sat in the balcony on uncomfortable too close together fold up chairs, and our view was blocked by two people sitting directly in front of us.
My husband wound up sitting on the...continued

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5 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

This was a good production with many similarities to Nutcrackers seen in the past and some wonderful differences. The country variations, and the Arabian in particular, were stunning. However, the venue is NOT recommended by me for any theatre...continued

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7 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

When I hear the words "Russian Ballet" there is just a certain expectation in my mind. Tons of dancers, highly professional, very coordinated, simply marvelous! And as a ballet lover I was very much looking forward to this show. Sadly it didn't...continued

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6 events
3 reviews
56 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The ballet itself was pretty good. Good story and very entertaining. No live orchestra. The seating however is terrible!!!!!!! Apparently there are such thing as bad seats. Orchestra area is NOT elevated so if you're on the floor, good luck....continued

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3 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The Ballet was fantastic. Just what I expected from The Moscow Ballet and more. If I had to rate the show by itself, I would have given it Excellent with an exclamation mark. But I evaluate my TOTAL experience, and it was awful. I paid over $80...continued

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13 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The performance was fine but the venue dingy and lacking and the seats were physically uncomfortable. I would never attend another performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

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LMH
8 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

The show was very good. However, the constant flashing of I-pads, I-phones and cameras with strong flashes decreased the enjoyment of the show. Several people complained and went to usher who said they could not do anything

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