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I thought it was amazing and such a welcome change.
Krista from Chicago, Illinois
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.
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.
from Chicago, Illinois
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!!!
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!
David from Chicago, Illinois
TERRIBLE VERSIOOF NUTCRACKERS
We have attended a number of years with
daughters and grand daughters as a family
tradition but never again.... it was awful.
Customers were gaudy. Don’t waste your time
and money. Box seat chairs were threadbare
I do not recommend it to anyone.
Jenny from Chicago, Illinois
GOOD TO SEE ONCE, BUT NOT A YEARLY TRADTIION ANYMORE.
The Joffery's Original production was stunning and a joy to attend year after year. We even sat in the same seats each season, making it a cherished family tradition. The new production is interesting, and we liked the spin on it, but the premise is so far fetched, and the mysterious magical components are erased, making it a much more grown up tale that the children couldn't grasp like the fantasy of Clara and her sorcerer uncle, the transforming Nutcracker Prince and the dream world of Candyland.
Overall, it was worth seeing once, but sadly, and almost brokenheartedly, this new Chicago-specific production has too many holes in the fantasy and we haven't been able to muster the excitement to attend it in subsequent years.
We hope this one has a good run, but we can't wait to get back our beloved characters and scenes when Joffery finally reverts to the timeless classic version. Until then, we will spend our ticket money on other productions closer to the original, around Chicago.
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