Ryan Grzelak’s Event Journal

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Saturday December 15, 2012 / 2:00pm
The Nutcracker
2 tickets
Main Orchestra/Main Loge

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I have seen The Nutcracker several times in a few different cities and continue to go because it's the perfect classic to get into the holiday spirt. I was very disappointed, however, when going to this event in Long Beach. While the orchestra with excellent, the ballet was not. There were a few stand out performances, but for most of the show I felt like I was watching a ballet recital with all of the parents in the audience. This was more of a showcase for parents than a professional ballet.