Written May 01, 2016
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.
Written April 18, 2015
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!
Written May 03, 2016
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.
Written October 07, 2015
The show was good, but not great. We enjoyed it. The Asian Dance was great. Ironically, the Russian dance was a little weak. Music was good but the conductor had a bit of a mad Russian scientist look about him that was a bit distracting.
Due to the nearly 40 minutes of advertising from ~7:30-8:10 for a movie scheduled to start at 7:30, I am unlikely to go to another Fathom Event. I certainly didn't care to see a marketing video by the President of the company telling me all about how great the NCM Media engineers are. If they are so great, I shouldn't even know they are there. A 5 minute infomercial during 35-40 minutes of NCM Media Ads, Broadway coming soon ads, etc. was excessive.
My So-So rating is more for the wasted 35-40 minutes watching ads and a Nutcracker Quiz four separate times. If not for that, I'd rate it a "Go."
Written May 27, 2015
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.