Elena Hood’s Event Journal

Nutty 111314
Saturday December 7, 2013 / 7:00pm
The Nutcracker
2 tickets

How was your experience?

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California Center for the Arts is a great venue, the staff were courteous and friendly and the Goldstar seats were fantastic. The Nutcracker is an annual tradition in our family but to be honest, we found this production very disappointing. Of course the children were adorable and the principle dancers were beautiful but the sets and costumes reminded me of high school drama classes, the farce-like "acting" of certain supporting characters was difficult to watch and the skateboarding (yes, skateboarding) godfather in the last scene was downright embarrassing. I was sincerely wondering whether or not this was a professional company. While this production was a better economical option, and the kids dancing atop the fox (a fox?!) were freaking cute, next year, I hope Goldstar offers seats to The Grinch at The Old Globe Theater! :)