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New York City Ballet (NYCB)

Address: Lincoln Center's New York State Theater, 66th St., New York City, NY (Manhattan)
Phone Number: 212/870-5570
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Ranked #114 of 1,010 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ballets, Theater & Concerts
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Tallahassee
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95 reviews 95 reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I've played (trumpet) more than 100 performances of the Nutcracker but, being in the pit, I had not ever actually seen it so we impetuously booked a weekend trip to NYC. It was fantastic! The soloists were incredible. The orchestra was great, and the sets were unbelievable. This production equaled the professionalism that we've seen of the Royal Ballet (London)... More 

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Florida
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11 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

As seasoned NYC travelers, Christmas time always delivers an extra special something. Several in our group attended the Nutcracker Ballet this year and as classic as it is, you will not be bored or anything less than enchanted. Seeing repeats of your favorite ballets can get old...not in the case of the NYC ballet team and choreography. Wonderful...our 9 year... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We saw the nutcracker on the sunday evening show right before Christmas. It was a wonderful performance, we had such a great time. The music, background displays and performers were all at the top of their game. Lovely time, just make sure you get tickets months in advance if you plan on attending.

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Lisbon
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48 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went to the New York City Ballet to see the Nutbraker. The theatre is excellent and the show excellent too. Nest visit at New York City and perhaps we will go at the ballet again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I recommend buying your tickets well in advance on line from the NYC Ballet website. Tickets go on sale in late September /early October. I hesitated and ended up buying mine in late November and ended up with 4th ring - which was still worth it - remarkably good view for being that high up and the seats were $95... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I don't really care for ballet but we went as a family to see the Nutcracker performed by the NYC Ballet. The show had wonderful dancing, great costumes and excellent effects (snow falling on stage, a huge Christmas tree coming out of the stage) but I felt for the money we spent, I was hoping for a little more. The... More 

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I saw the Nutcracker. You don't have to be a ballet fan to adore this ballet. It's the only ballet I've been to and the only one I wanted to go to. I loved it. Great music. Great story. Good for kids, adults, grand kids. It's Christmas. Only a grinch couldn't love this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The most spectacular thing you can indulge yourself with this holiday season, along with your children. A George Balanchine's "The Nutcracker" is the best thing in NY during the holidays. All 90 dancers, 62 musicians, 32 stagehands and two casts of 50 young students each from the School of American Ballet join forces to make each performance as magical as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Being a fan of Tchaikovsky, I had thought about trying to see The Nutcracker for several years before finally going; I think I may now return every year I am able. The Ballet, orchestra, sets, and venue together delivered an amazing experience. Our seats were about halfway from the middle on the second ring but we had a great view... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Nutcracker, performed by the NYC Ballet company, was excellent. Spent the weekend in NYC and the performance of the Nutcracker was truly a highlight of our trip. If you are thinking about going and can, please do. Such elegance and beauty.

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