~ Entry was easy yet thorough. In the lobby there were a lot of choices for drinks. Seating was very nice. Comfortable theater chairs, smaller venue with nice sound quality. The ballerinas we're fantastic! The troupe I saw added comic movements to the beginning, which was nice. The full, classic story was there, yet a few added ball dances and outdoor scenes were added. That kept the story fresh, without taking away from the main storyline the ballet is so famous for. If given the opportunity, I would see them again. Got the tickets for a gift for my mom. Brought us both to tears by the end with the musicality and dancers form. Very nice show!
Ballet Connoisseur - Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN 01/3/2019
2018 The Princess and the Ballet
~ This was the first time that our party had ever been to the ballet. My 5 year old granddaughter was with us and she was enthralled! The beauty of the Tivoli, the stage and of course the dancers made a memory for us that we will never forget. I asked my granddaughter what she thought and her words made my heart skip a beat. She said, "I feel like a princess". Thank you, for a wonderful night of magical dancers and a beautiful venue!
Patron DKN - Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN
~ I served on a Ballet Board working with productions, and I have seen great ballets in London, New York, and Moscow. I have seen many Nutcracker productions, and this is one of the very best. Costuming, presentation, excellence of dancers -- all was superb
The Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center, El Paso, TX
2017 Review from Beth Berlin Dreyfuss
~ Great production, great dancers, beautiful sets and costumes. The Arabian Dance is something to behold. The Venue is gorgeous. I will go there again. I can't wait to see another production of the Moscow Ballet!
~ We went without expectations given mixed reviews of past performances. We were very pleasantly surprised--our tics were in the elevated back area with tables for our drinks; costumes, sets, sound, and performances were all very good!
2014 Dallas Testimonial
~ Had a wonderful time with my 5-year-old granddaughter at the Great Russian Nutcracker ballet last night. It was amazing and wonderful as always. Loved it! ...She was at the edge of her seat. Her giggles at the elephant and other animal characters made everyone around us smile.
2014 Tucson Testimonial
~ Hi my name is Victoria. I have been dancing at Flor De Liz Dance for three years. I was a party guest in your production of the Nutcracker. I had a lot of fun throughout the entire experience. My favorite part was performing. Since I was a party guest, I was able to relax and goof around in the green room after I danced, which I enjoyed. I love ballet and had a great time performing. I hope to do it again this year!
Victoria - Tucson, AZ
2014 Baltimore Testimonial
~ Dear Mr. Talmi; We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to see the ballet with a live orchestra in Baltimore. The seats were perfect, the theatre beautiful, and it was clear the dancers enjoyed the large stage. Having attended the “Nutcracker” at both Lincoln Center in (NYC) and in Philadelphia we believe the Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker is better than either.
We also met some of the dancers after the show. We are optimistic that we were able to convey how much we enjoyed the demonstrated talents of the Russian dancers. It was obvious they were happy to see people who truly enjoy ballet. In addition, we thank you for your efforts in bringing the Moscow Ballet to the USA. Thank you again. We look forward to another year of Moscow Ballet.
John, Kathy and Guy - Baltimore, MD
2014 Cleveland testimonial student patron
~ Dear Ms. Todinova: Hello, I am a dancer at Dance Images in Bainbridge, Ohio. I saw you at Chagrin Falls at En Pointe Danse for the Great Russian Nutcracker auditions. I am very excited and love my part as a butterflyI think your dancing is phenomenal and amazing. I can’t wait to see you at the Masonic Theater.
Taylor - Cleveland, OH