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Joffrey Ballet - The Nutcracker Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.0 Stars)

Number of reviews: 9

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5.0 star rating Johanna from Chicago, Illinois

OUTSTANDING!

Incredibly creative production. Absolutely loved it!

5.0 star rating Ed Jeffries from Chicago, Illinois

NUTCRACKER

Spectacular!

5.0 star rating Marie from Chicago, Illinois

NEW NUTCRACKER

I thought it was amazing and such a welcome change.

3.0 star rating Krista from Chicago, Illinois

NUTCRACKER

I have seen the Nutcracker several times. I have to admit I prefer the Traditional version. I wouldn’t recommend it how it is. I love ballet and I love the Nutcracker. I was not a fan of all the changes. I’ll be back when it goes back to the traditional. That was the response of the people around me also. The dancers themselves were amazing as always.

2.0 star rating Julie N. from Chicago, Illinois

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY. IT IS AWFUL!

My father was visiting from out of town and loves the ballet, especially Swan Lake. I thought it would be special for us to see the Nutcracker also by Tchaikovsky. I never would have gone if I realized the artistic director changed the whole traditional story line. The only reason I gave it two stars and not one was that some of the dancing was beautiful. The costumes were down right horrible and gaudy. The new story was ridiculous and stretched in a poor attempt to go with the beautiful music. There was Buffalo Bill and his cancan dancers, an unknown character sitting on the top of a house and dancing walnuts among others? I spent $200 a ticket and wanted my money back after the first 15 minutes. Why change a classic? HORRIBLE.

1.0 star rating from Chicago, Illinois

AWFUL!!!

Disliked this version of The Nutcracker! So hard to uunderstand and follow along....iin fact, it was quite boring! I don’t believe this to be for children at all! The only thing that seemed to keep me awake were the people behind us crunching on food the whole way through!!!

2.0 star rating TK from Chicago, Illinois

NEW "CHICAGO" VERSION A BIG LET DOWN

We were looking forward to the Nutcracker as we have seen for many years. This new version is a joke! Think of it this way - if you were going to watch the "Wizard of OZ" but instead you got the "Wiz". It just is not the same - the dancers were awesome but the storyline created in Chicago was a bummer!

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