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Joffrey Ballet - The Nutcracker Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.3 Stars)

Number of reviews: 54

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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.

5.0 star rating Johanna from Chicago, Illinois

OUTSTANDING!

Incredibly creative production. Absolutely loved it!

5.0 star rating Katherine Hussey from Denver, Colorado

WELCOME NEW INTERPRETATION

Unlike the previous reviewers, we welcomed the Chicago-centered story, costumes and set. We were amused by the cowboy, and amazed at the quality of the dancing. We’ve seen other performances in earlier years of the standard interpretation and we’re glad for the variety. Recommend it for the dancing, music, superb acoustics in that venue, creativity. Don’t recommend it for someone looking for the traditional interpretation, however. Come prepared.

5.0 star rating from Chicago, Illinois

INCREDIBLE!

Negative reviews are most likely from close-minded theater goers who don’t appreciate the amazing creativity and inventiveness of this show. Spectacular music, talented dancers and impressive integration of light projections into the set made for a great watch. Truly special show!

5.0 star rating Kathryn MacMillan from Chicago, Illinois

VERY CREATIVE NEW TAKE

My family and I loved the Chicago version from the perspective of a poor family. Incredibly cool show and as always so well, done. We’re going again next year and would love it if the show is the same!

5.0 star rating Piper from Chicago, Illinois

ARE WE… RUINING CHRISTMAS?

I was SO traumatized… with how good it was. Even though it was not “classic” or “traditional” was amazing. Keep an open mind, it is amazing. I love how these costumes are beautiful, and they fit so well with the time frame. The story is chicago centric at this theater, and works SO WELL. It is beautiful. It is traditional. There’s a giant christmas tree. It’s not ruining christmas. The dancers and orchestra was amazing. Overall, just read up on what kind of ballet it will be before you buy tickets.

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