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Nutcracker

By ringtail2ter
Written December 19, 2014
Very disappointed. Focus seemed to be on the orchestra rather than the dancers. Atmosphere of theatre just wasn't as sophisticated as the ballet. Popcorn crunching and children running up/down aisles certainly detracted from the experience. I've seen much better adaptations. Don't really care about the facial expressions of the maestro and his orchestra. I was there for the ballet.
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Nutcracker Ballet

By sharonrw00
Written December 05, 2012
A fabulous production. Stunning dancing and costuming. A live pit orchestra that played beautifully. A wonderful treat to be able to see this in the theater!
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The Nutcracker Marinsky Ballet

By Bettyfin
Written September 22, 2014
Wore 3D glasses and watched this "live" performance on a huge screen. That was the BEST performance I've ever seen and hardly anyone was in the audience. The ballet was absolutely magnificent, You could see the audience clapping with joy, watch the orchestra, and see the conductor's hands vibrating to the music. PLEASE don't let this marvelous show go unnoticed! Thanks for showing it in your theater.
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The Nutcracker Mariinsky Ballet

By andlarr
Written August 01, 2014
Delightful, totally enjoyable. First time and it will not be the last. Music, dancing and costume were all beautiful. I would recommend the ballet to all ages.
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Nutcracker Mariinsky Ballet

By Gepeto73
Written August 01, 2014
Here is a beautifully staged ballet with talented dancers, great sets but the editing just gets in the way. During ever dance the camera kept moving with the dancers, demanding the viewer follow its focal point, then there was a cut, a new perspective about every 15 seconds. very frustrating. We want to see this dance as the audience does, only closer. It could have been sensational! There was no sense for the choreography or a chance to let our eyes adjust and roan around the stage. Also, there should have be more advertising. I saw one movie preview for this and had to really fight to find movie times and locations.
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