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Joffrey Ballet of Chicago

Chicago, IL
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Ranked #35 of 300 Activities in Chicago
Type: Ballets, Performances
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We just took our two boys (ages 7 and 5) to see the Nutcracker at the Auditorium Theater. The theater is gorgeous. We bought tickets in row W and it gave us a perfect view. The theater even had cushions for the kids to use to sit up higher. The music and dancing were awesome. The show held the kids'... More 

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We took our girls, ages 15 and 12, to see The Nutcracker for a pre-Christmas Christmas present. We all enjoyed it, even the 12 year old who was skeptical when we told her the plan for the weekend. I personally was enraptured and could not believe how quickly the time passed. I highly recommend seeing the Joffrey Ballet, only wish... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Over the years I've seen many performances of Nutcracker but this was by far the best. While there were children in appropriate parts, all the main parts were performed by professional adult dancers, something I appreciate. The story was well staged and performed, and it was more gripping than usual due to the high level of skill. I would see... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We took our girls to Chicago for the weekend to see this for the first time. They had a great time. Theater seating could use some updated cushions, but other then that it was very enjoyable.

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83 reviews 83 reviews
6 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Talent at its very best. Such a delight to watch and the theatre backdrop was spectacular. It is such a treat to see talent from all over the globe in one location.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Every since the Joffrey relocated to Chicago from New York they've been a treasure to this city. Recently saw their production of Swan Lake and was blown away by the precision of the corps de ballet - as good as any major company in the world. See them do whatever they are performing when in Chicago

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Elegant, silken choreography, fresh version of a beloved story, dancers at the top of their careers: this was the wonder that was Swan Lake at the Auditorium Theater. Pay extra for centre orchestra seats not too far back, and indulge yourself in magic. The surprise? I am not a regular ballet goer. My friend, who loves the ballet, says it... More 

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Stow, Ohio
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My wife and I live in Cleveland and we lost our Ballet company some time ago. That means we usually have to travel to NYC, Washington DC or Chicago to see ballet. We have seen many of the top Ballet companies (Bolshoi, Mariinsky, ABT, NYCB, etc.) and always find the Joffrey to be on the same level. The recent "Swan... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Magnificent performance! The dancers were smooth as silk. The orchestra was wonderful as well. I will definitely come back again. The Auditorium Theatre is a nice venue for ballet. It is worth the extra money to get seating near the front by the orchestra to best appreciate the dancers.

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

So I thought it would be a great experience for the family. Well some of us enjoyed it so much the costumes the dancers and the music wonderful. The other half of the family one slept and the others were bored and cranky. so know your crowd.

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