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New York City Ballet (NYCB)

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NYCB's Nutcracker at Lincoln Center

A fabulous ballet. The costumes were outstanding and the dancers were exquisite. The first half of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AuntyM_17
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East Northport, New York
Beautiful performance of the Nutcracker

We went to see the Nutcracker whilst visiting New York over Christmas. Whilst I’ve seen many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ssearing
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fabulous ballet. The costumes were outstanding and the dancers were exquisite. The first half of the ballet was a bit slow (we had 7 and 5 year old girls with us), but the second half of the ballet was wonderful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AuntyM_17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see the Nutcracker whilst visiting New York over Christmas. Whilst I’ve seen many Nutcrackers, it was my partners first (and first ballet). We both really enjoyed the performance - so much so he’s agreed to see ballet with me again! The theatre...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ssearing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first ballet and it was beautiful and amazing. Sat in the first ring and it was a perfect view. Definitely a must see at least once.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mariasY2218VU
Leslie B, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi mariasY2218VU, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Nutcracker with us and the TripAdvisor community. It is wonderful to hear that you had the perfect view - we agree that seats in the first ring are absolutely amazing! Thanks...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful time honored tradition for the Christmas season. The David H. Koch Theater is a lovely seating. Beautiful music, ballet and set.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen T
Leslie B, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Karen T, Thank you so much for your kind review of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. It is fantastic to hear that you found the music, ballet, and set to be beautiful and that you appreciated our Theater. We sincerely appreciate your visiting New York...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

A family favourite to get you in a festive mood. Exquisite dancing to beautiful music with lots of children from the ballet school performing like true pros. If you are visiting with a would be ballet star, you might want to explore the thrill of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CambridgeJo
Leslie B, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Hi CambridgeJo, Many thanks for your kind words and of course for your patronage at NYCB. We are thrilled to hear that you consider The Nutcracker to be a family favorite that gets you in the holiday mood! Thank you for sharing your tips for...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Last Tuesday night, we saw the Nutcracker Ballet at Lincoln Center. Having seen it several times, you don’t really expect anything terribly new but what you got especially in the second half, were some amazing artists who performed some physical feats you don’t see everywhere....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mdh2040
Leslie B, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Hi mdh2040, We are very grateful for your support of NYCB and for your taking the time to share your experience with other TripAdvisor users! It is great to hear that you were impressed by the feats of our talented dancers and that you appreciate...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

My first ballet and I was excited to see the Nutcracker at NYCB. The theatre itself was impressive - spacious, trendy, well organised. However, the performance itself was totally underwhelming. The first half was comparable to a school play! Not much choreographed dancing and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 848MarkS848
Leslie B, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Hi 848MarkS848, We sincerely appreciate your review of your experience at George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. It is fantastic to hear that you found our theater to be impressive and that you enjoyed the second act of the performance, and are sorry to read that you...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

I was so looking forward to the Nutcracker, which I have seen many times performed by the National Ballet of Canada and Les Grands Ballet Canadiens. However, I was sincerely disappointed by this performance. While the very few sets were magical, the dancing and choreography...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Okidli
Leslie B, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Hi Okidli, Thanks very much for taking the time to share your experience at George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. We are honored to hear about how much you were looking forward to it but also disappointed that you did not enjoy the performance. Our theater was...More

Reviewed 8 December 2018

Words simply cannot accurately describe the wonderful experience at The Nutcracker performed by the NYC Ballet. The dancers were elegant and graceful. The costumes and stage decor were beautiful! The orchestra was wonderful too. Tickets are pricey but it's money well spent. Catching the Nutcracker...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank deey01
Leslie B, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Hi deey01, We sincerely appreciate your taking the time to share your experience with us. It is wonderful to read that our Nutcracker left you speechless and that you feel seeing our performance to be a must-do during the holidays. Thank you again for your...More

Reviewed 28 November 2018

I have seen the Nutcracker many times before, but never as performed by the New York City ballet. The stage props, costumes, music and dance were breathtaking. In particular, the Christmas Tree that grew in act one was an awesome sight. I was a little...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Leslie B, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

Hi johnh96813, Thank you very much for your review and for your patronage. That is so wonderful to hear that you have never seen a Nutcracker like ours. And we agree - the Christmas tree is a delight, and you absolutely do not need to...More

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mcqmad
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Hi mcqmad, Unfortunately the least expensive ticket we have available at this point is the $90 ticket. I see that you are local - in the future, tickets go on sale to the general public in September, at which point we have... More
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Hi Scots-traveller77, Tickets for George Balanchine's The Nutcracker will go onsale to customers with a Citibank MasterCard on September 9th at noon EDT; onsale to customers with any kind of MasterCard on September 16th at... More
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I don't know, we went on last minute and bought tickets at the box office. (in February).
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