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New York City Ballet (NYCB)

Lincoln Center's New York State Theater, 66th St., New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Ranked #115 of 809 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ballets, Performances
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Type: Ballets, Performances

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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37 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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178 reviews 178 reviews
49 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For years, we have taken kids and their kids to annual renditions of NYC allett Nutcracker. Our 12 years old has seen it 7 times. It never loses its ability to inspire awe and loving feelings for dance, culture and the importance of fantasy in a child's growth. The NYCB is as flawless in this performance as it gets, year... More 

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princeton, nj
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is the 60th anniversary of George Balanchine's the Nutcracker and it is better than ever. The costumes are spectacular; the colors and the materials rich and vibrant. The dancers are talented and the children in the ballet are adorable. The scenery is well done. The giant growing Christmas tree is something to remember and the way the transparent screen... More 

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Palm City, Florida
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The set was beautiful, the costumes exquisite! Personally, we enjoyed the kids and it wouldn't be the Nutcracker without them! The dancing was nice, perhaps not spectacular. The orchestra was spectacular. Overall, we loved it!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I love the NYC Ballet. Their performances are usually excellent, but I can't say that about their 2014 Nutcracker. The best thing I can say is that it is BY children and FOR children. In most performances, child performers appear in the first act and exit before the rat king battle, but not so here. In this version the corps... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Saw Midsummer Night's Dream. Everything was superb. Of course, the Lincoln Center is hard to beat. Acoustics are perfect. Dancers were great. Costumes and special effects mezmerizing. Go, you'll enjoy yourself. Worth a trip to New York just to see the NYC Ballet.

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389 helpful votes 389 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The New York City Ballet is quite simply the best ballet in North America, bar none. I have been privileged to see them perform on both Coasts. They are absolutely mesmerizing.

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New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My hubby and I saw a saturday afternoon show. I bought the tix online and had to pick them up from the box office, but when i got there i learned that they already scanned my tix, basically gave them to someone else. =( anyways- long story short, the manager came out and gave us orchestra seat tix instead, about... More 

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