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New York City Ballet (NYCB)

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Address: 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex, New York City, NY 10023
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Nutcracker

Took the kids to see the nutcracker on a Monday night in NYC. We sat in 2nd ring left. Row A seats 9-15. Great view especially with younger children as no one in front. It was our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Took the kids to see the nutcracker on a Monday night in NYC. We sat in 2nd ring left. Row A seats 9-15. Great view especially with younger children as no one in front. It was our first ballet and quite a gentle one. The first Act is slow to begin with but it really builds up. Second act is... More 

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi gsutherl, Thank you so much for attending a performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker and for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It is terrific to hear that you enjoyed the performance and that you had such wonderful seats! Thank you again for visiting New York City Ballet and we appreciate your review. More 

Danville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We opted for the ballet instead of a Broadway show on this trip. The Nutcracker story is what it is (first half was a little slow to me), but the dancing was magnificent! NYCB did a beautiful job. We were in the first row of the third ring at about center - excellent seats. Note: you can't take drinks (that... More 

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi jennifera64, Thank you for your visit to New York City Ballet! It is wonderful to hear that you consider our dancing to be magnificent and we are honored that you chose to visit the ballet in lieu of a Broadway show on your trip to New York. Thank you again for attending a performance and we appreciate your kind... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Photography NOT allowed. One 25 minute intermission. Coat check available ($2 per garment). First NYCB and Nutcracker performance. I was pretty impressed. Get the good seats if you can afford them. The Orchestra was great and so were the performances of the younger members.

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi MeAndVerusBlue, Thank you very much for your review and for visiting New York City Ballet. We are thrilled to hear that you were impressed with our performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker and that you enjoyed the orchestra and our younger cast members as well. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review. More 

Sunrise, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We had witnessed Nutcracker show for the first time today. Truly amazing ballet perfomances. Dancers from various age categories were performing and everybody where thoroughly professional. we were seated in orch level on U rows, view was little bit hindered but for the cost we paid, it was the best we could get. Play was for about two hours. Act... More 

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi Karthik D, Thank you very much for visiting New York City Ballet and for taking the time to write a review. We are honored to read that you found our performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker to be truly amazing, and it is great to hear that you appreciated the professionalism of all of our dancers. Thank you again... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The New York ballet was beautifully done. Everyone was dressed up. The orchestra was lovely and the ballerinas blew my mind. The agility and leg strength they have is just unbelievable!

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi Amber M, Thank you so much for attending a performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker and for taking the time to write a review. It is wonderful to hear that you found the orchestra to be lovely and our ballerinas to be mind-blowing! We sincerely appreciate your visiting us and thank you again for your kind review. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Quite astounding performance, great set design, amazing costumes, ultra-professional dancers, spectacular venue, just BOOK a show already!! We saw The Nutcracker - still astonished by the amazing show.

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi nanbroet, We can't thank you enough for your kind review of New York City Ballet. I am thrilled to hear that you appreciated the set design, costumes, theater, and of course our dancers. It is wonderful that you are still astonished by the performance and we hope to see you again at NYCB soon! More 

Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We loved this show! First time to see it in NYC and the cast from young to older were spellbinding. We chose a matinee and it was filled with grandparents taking their grandchildren to the performance. Mom's and dad's, too. The children attending were dressed in sparkles and tutu's and velvet. Great to watch. The show was festive and gorgeous... More 

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi Carol S, Thank you for visiting New York City Ballet and for leaving your review on TripAdvisor. We sincerely appreciate that you took the opportunity to visit us while in New York City and that you highly recommend The Nutcracker to all! It is also wonderful to hear that you found our cast to be spellbinding - we agree... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Went to the matinee performance and it was wonderful. Beautiful theater and amazing dancers. We had wonderful seats with great view of the stage in orchestra seats row P. Great way to start the holiday season.

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi Sue H, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for visiting New York City Ballet. It is terrific to hear that you enjoyed the spectacular theater and that you had such wonderful seats. We agree that it is a great way to kick off the holiday season and we are thrilled that you... More 

East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We watched the nutcracker - and it was really really amazing, second half is definitely better and the main couple ballerinas are absolutely amazing

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi holli203, Thank you very much for attending a performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. It is great to hear that you found the performance to be really amazing and that you feel our principal dancers are absolutely amazing! Thank you again for visiting New York City Ballet and we sincerely appreciate your taking the time to write a review. More 

upstate NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Went to NYC on a bus trip after Black Friday and instead of the usual seats at a musical, we chose to see the Balanchine choreographed classic: The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center with the New York City Ballet. The orchestra, as to be expected, played like the best in the world that they are. The scenery and costumes and snow... More 

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi canter2u, Thank you so much for your kind review and for visiting New York City Ballet. We are thrilled to hear that you chose to visit us and that you felt the performance did not disappoint. The snow scene is truly breathtaking and it is wonderful that you enjoyed it as much as we do! Thank you again for... More 

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