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Warner Theatre
513 13th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20004
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Recommend making a garage reservation using ahead of arriving for the show. Lots of reasonably priced garage spots in the area.
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18 reviews
11 stars
We ate at Chef Geoff's across the street. Great!
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"The Nutcracker"
59 ratings
4.6 average rating
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20 events
11 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 20 2007

Great costumes and production.

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35 events
11 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 13 2007

I have seen several different takes on The Nutcracker (including San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest Ballet). This one is good, a larger than local but smaller than others production. The local flair makes it special. I recommend it.

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31 events
9 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 20 2007

The event was superb. The staging, costumes and orchestra were beyond remarkable. The Washington Ballet did a fabulous job with the dancers, all of whom, even the very smallest seemed well trained, focused and professional. Even the special...continued

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The Washington Ballet’s artistic director Septime Webre offers up a vintage take on The Nutcracker that transports audiences back in time to historic Washington and an A-list party on the Potomac —  starring George Washington as the heroic Nutcracker and King George as the villainous Rat King, with swirling snowflakes, to-die-for costumes and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. When the curtain rises on the second act, the stage bursts with waltzing cherry blossoms, dancing sugar plums and other enchanting adaptations that have made Webre’s Nutcracker a Washington tradition with raves from the critics and sold-out crowds.

About the Ticket Supplier: The Washington Ballet

Originally founded as The Washington School of Ballet in 1944 by legendary ballet pioneer Mary Day and incorporated as a professional company in 1976, The Washington Ballet (TWB) is one of the pre-eminent ballet organizations in the United States. TWB built an international reputation presenting bold works by choreographers from around the world, including Choo San Goh, Christopher Wheeldon, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp and Nacho Duato, as well as Neoclassical masterworks and fresh staging of 19th century classics. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Septime Webre and Managing Director Arthur Espinoza, Jr., TWB has embraced a three-part mission: ensuring excellence in its professional performance company; growing the next generation of dancers through its Washington School of Ballet; and serving the community in which it resides through robust community engagement programs.