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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.5 star rating (4.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 3



5.0 star rating Anonymous from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


A three-generational experience that exceeded our expectations. Granddaughter was enthralled with the ballet, music and dancers. She asked who was playing each part, was excited to learn the story behind the ballet and pirouetted all the way home. At six, her mind was dazzled by the entire ballet. The nuances were not lost by her. Our family caught the magic of the dancers energy and vitality. Loved the scenery, the costumes, the wonder. Traditional story though inspired in performance . Recommend the show and the theater lent a tone of grandeur as well

5.0 star rating Rosie from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


This is the 3rd year in a row i and my wife went to see the nutcracker in philadelphia. Its amazing to see the feather lite elegant ballet. You wont see one glitch from the dozens of artists on stage.

4.0 star rating Katie from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


The adult dancers were great--wish there were more scenes of them. The Arabian dance was disappointing (the DC ballet choreography of this is much more engaging). Loved the use of various screens, though the candy-cane set lacked magic--needs more depth. Really didn't enjoy how super kid-centric the production was. The ticket prices are way too expensive to mostly see lots of kids running around the stage.


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