Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (3.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 5

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5.0 star rating from Los Angeles, California

MOSCOW BALLET'S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER

Great performance.

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5.0 star rating Mary from Atlanta, Georgia

MAGNIFICANT

Wonderful, the dancing was lovely. The emphasis was the dance, and it had a lovely Russian flavor. I recommend it highly. We had fabulous seats.

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5.0 star rating Kerri from Indianapolis, Indiana

AMAZING DANCING BY THE PROS AND LOCAL CHILDREN

From the moment the dancers took the stage, the whole audience was engaged. The pros were amazing! The highlight of my night though, was seeing my daughter and her friends on stage. The local children put in so much hard work and looked amazing up there dancing with all the professional dancers. This is a show you will not want to miss. If it comes to your city, you must see this show.

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2.0 star rating ALJ from Little Rock, Arkansas

SOME GREAT DANCERS/CANNED MUSIC/LOCAL KIDS

I've been to the Milwaukee Ballet many times and The Nutcracker is one of my favorites. The Russian ballet performance with its canned music and stage full of school kids was a big disappointment. Clara danced beautifully, but was clearly a mature person who didn't communicate the part that calls for us to see the wonder of the season through the eyes of a girl, rather than woman. The stage was often full of too many kid who were not ready to be on a ballet stage. We saw butt-scratching, hair twirling, gum chewing etc. Invite some of the local talent --yes. But we thought they may have tried to invite every local ballet kid to sell tickets to family. Lost me as a customer.

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2.0 star rating from Minneapolis, Minnesota

BUY LOCAL

I did not attend this company's performance last Christmas--I was still sulking from the disappointment of the year prior--there have been some stellar reviews, so maybe they made improvements, but canned music was a big let down--when you have plunked down over $200 for a couple tickets, you expect an orchestra. I understand they are coming from Moscow, but the Royal Swedish and NYCB from New York contracted with musicians here, so can the Russians. The local children used for the performance WE saw, were wandering around the stage, actually interfering with choreography and the distraction was not charming. Finally, the sets were dismal pallets of grey and lavender, cheap looking painted fabric.--for a ballet that should be lush and sparkling--it's CHRISTMAS. I will say the costumes were impressive and the dancers very professional but, again, the choreography was sadly lacking. There are local companies who do better justice to this piece every year--spend your money at home.

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