Webres nutcracker
4.6 / 5 Rated by 87 members
Review from Goldstar Member
1 event 1 review

Wonderful sets, lush costumes, and inspired lighting. The George Washington nutcracker, colonial soldiers, native americans, and cherry blossoms were fabulous twists on a classic. Warning: no live music, and the recording they use is wooden and...continued

reviewed Nov 30 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Claire O'Brien Jeffrey
7 events 4 reviews

A beautiful production - I had tears in my eyes throughout the evening. The only reason it's not a five star production is the canned music - would have loved to see it with a live orchestra!

reviewed Dec 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Kara Morillo
9 events 3 reviews

I invited my friends to join me for the Nutcracker, and as one commented, it was a magical night! Septime Weber's choreography is always so creative, and the set design was fantastic! You truly felt like you were in a winter wonderland. This...continued

reviewed Dec 01 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Mary
Red Velvet 73 events 26 reviews

This production of the NUTCRACKER BALLET was the most beautiful and creative ever ! The music and dance performance was flawless but the children, their costumes, and all the stage scenery was breathtaking. The totally unique setting of Washington...continued

reviewed Dec 05 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Esther
42 events 26 reviews

Lovely dancers with skill and grace. I didn't mind the piped-in music at all - nor did my friend. The costumes are gorgeous, kids are cute, and the story is (of course) charming. What more could you want? Oh, and the appearance of the Nat's...continued

reviewed Dec 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from William Connelly
46 events 15 reviews

I found this Nutcracker to be absolutely charming. While traditionalists might be upset by the relocation of the ballet to America, it is actually a very subtle change that does not detract from Tschaikovsky's wonderful music. The performances...continued

reviewed Dec 08 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Jh
40 events 13 reviews

We try to go every year and loved it as usual. This is the only ballet I can get my 21-year-old son to attend. We especially loved it this year that we went early to grab a bite of dinner right nearby and ended up seeing lots of the child...continued

reviewed Nov 30 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from spidernonna
19 events 11 reviews

Unexpectedly finger food was pleasantly served in the foyer before the show.. A mixture of dress up/dress down. Although recorder music is disappointing the show is so wonderful it's not so noticeable as reviews have commented. Overall wonderful...continued

reviewed Dec 13 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from TheMurph
20 events 11 reviews

WOW! I was really impressed. I'm from Chicago where I've attended the Joffrey Ballet's Nutcracker and also viewed Moscow's Ballet Nutcracker several times. I wasn't expecting that much from this little company and boy was I wrong! Of course the...continued

reviewed Dec 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Miriam gusevich
13 events 8 reviews

terrific dancing and staging. Wonderful energy.

reviewed Dec 12 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from A. McClellan
26 events 7 reviews

Love the Washington, DC, setting, especially highlighting the cherry blossoms, and Septime Weber's athletic and often-amusing choreography. The costumes are enchanting, enthralling even -- a small boy near me growled back at the cat! The Ballet...continued

reviewed Dec 13 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
8 events 6 reviews

I love ballet and I love the Nutcracker and am seeing 3 productions this Christmas. The Washington Ballet was my first and it was thoroughly enjoyable! The scenery was rich and did not disappoint. Neither did the costumes. A WONDERUL Nutcracker!

reviewed Dec 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Anne Hollander
40 events 6 reviews

The dance and scenery were lovely. It was a nice holiday event. However, I have to agree with the critics that said the performance is seriously diminished by the lack of live music. The canned music was really awful and the sound system in the...continued

reviewed Dec 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from AB
11 events 5 reviews

Excellent blend of professional ballet troupe dancers and talented and fun kid dancers. The sets and costumes were very good. Leave time before the show to have a delicious Toy Soldier drink and check out the nutcracker themed shopping at the...continued

reviewed Dec 05 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Jane
21 events 5 reviews

Good performance. Really enjoyed seeing the young performers. Beautiful stage settings.

reviewed Nov 30 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Deloris
8 events 5 reviews

I love the ballet and my grandchildren love the story of the Nutcracker. When I surprised them with tickets to the show, they were delighted! This was one of the Washington Ballet's best performances. I really, really enjoyed it. And the children...continued

reviewed Dec 21 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Katiuska15
9 events 5 reviews

The stage, props, costumes were amazing. The dancing was very good too :) The kids were adorable.

Only complaint is with the theater policies: food is allowed and the popcorn, bags, etc were too noisy.. plus people didn't have ballet etiquette...continued

reviewed Dec 13 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from merfito
11 events 4 reviews

Great performance

reviewed Dec 01 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Robert Coyner
35 events 4 reviews

This was an excellent performance and wonderful for children - the way it's done it truly becomes DC's Nutcracker, with ideas and images inspired by life around the district from the Nutcracker being one of George Washington, to the dances in...continued

reviewed Nov 30 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Margaret
4 events 4 reviews

This was the best performance of the Nutcracker we'd ever seen. It was a magical/wonderful experience.

reviewed Dec 20 2012 report as inappropriate
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