"The Nutcracker"

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1100 3rd Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 1100 3rd Ave., San Diego Directions
+18585606741
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Report | 4 months ago
Fabulously entertaining for both adults and children! We had a wonderful time!
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Report | 6 months ago
The ballet was lovely. Pictures with the ballerinas were sweet. Very helpful, knowledgeable staff. Very organized. My only suggestion would be to not advertise a "Sugar Plum After Party", which really wasn't a party and did not have cookies as advertised. The "Sugar Plum Party" turned out to be exactly the same thing as the before-the-ballet-red carpet pictures with ballerinas. So, in the future just advertise that pictures with the ballerinas on the red carpet will be available before and after the ballet, so we know what to expect.
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Report | 6 months ago
Staging, costumes, and lighting were gorgeous. The dancing was very good, but not inspirational; we have seen better. We were disappointed that some scenes were abbreviated or some left out altogether, such as the solo dance of Sugarplum's cavalier. The "fort" from which the toy soldiers emerged looked like a spaceship and the reindeer reminded us of duck heads. Other than that, it was lovely.
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Report | 6 months ago
seats were good, performance was good! Only gave four stars because it was very crowded!
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Report | 6 months ago
The seats were perfect & the performance was excellent.
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Report | 6 months ago
The California ballot dancers were very good. I hate the ending of endless clapping over and over. It was good people but the annoying clapping for a long no time takes away from the beauty of the performance.
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Report | 7 months ago
The show was great! The seats groupon provided us were amazing at a great price! The venue looks pretty worn and could use some renovations, but other than that it was perfect!
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Report | 7 months ago
This was my first time to the ballet. It was amazing, seats were not bad even though they were in the balcony. I would do it again! Service was quick and efficient.
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Report | 11 months ago
A great show - fun for the whole family. It's a tradition I share with my daughter every year!
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Report | a year ago
I got orchestra seats and had a great view from the 2nd row. Balboa Theatre is smaller and more intimate, so even balcony seats would probably be good. The ballet was amazing!
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From Our Editors

  • The Company: since its inception in 1968, California Ballet has grown into the largest professional ballet company in Southern California
  • The Repertoire: California Ballet's principal dancers restage demanding classics such as Giselle, Swan Lake, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but the company also cultivates daring new works (The Great Gatsby, Dracula) and fresh local talent through its school
  • The Seasonal Highlight: California Ballet's annual performance of The Nutcracker at the Civic Theatre, which draws an audience of more than 25,000 people each year

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