Right in time for the holiday season, Nutcracker Rouge, a Burlesque take on the original Nutcracker tale, returns to a new address in Bushwick for a limited 7 week engagement! Music, dance, fashion, mirth, holiday season joy, and some plain old good time awaits you!
Why Watch Nutcracker Rouge
Nutcracker Rouge is a delightful reimagining of the beloved Nutcracker tale topped with a sensual and opulent flair that will warm your soul this winter season. This Off-Broadway production is a Burlesque confection of music, circus, dance and sumptuous design. Prepare to lose yourself in the pleasurable display of gorgeous and decadent winter entertainment, including a thrilling opera performed by Shelly Watson.
To put it in simple words, Nutcracker Rouge is a version of Tchaikovsky that Tchaikovsky might have just loved if he were visiting Manhattan in the early 21st century. Modern, erotic, and full of verve, this is one reimagining of a classic you don’t want to miss.
Offbeat crowd | 16+ only | Dance fans
“The show looks at times like an adults-only Cirque du Soleil extravaganza, with trapeze acts and other athletic displays. Early on, Courtney Giannone delivers a gravity-defying routine using a big hoop with showstopping panache. The cast is full of classically trained dancers, and when he turns them loose, the result can be dazzling.”
– The New York Times
“McCormick, with dance captain Allison Ulrich, creates a scrumptious mélange of graceful and provocative dance numbers, with moves inspired by the likes of Balanchine and Fosse. Zane Pihlstrom’s confectionary costumes — from licorice-like leather that hides very little, to bouncy cotton-candy gowns — all look good enough to lick.”
– Theater Mania
Know Before You Go
Suitable for adult audience members.
The theater has a seating capacity of 200.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
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We booked out tickets via the website for this musical. The new Nutcracker Rouge has a unique cabaret-style, nightclub atmosphere to it. It turned out to be surprisingly fun!
A twist to the older verion, with an array of incredible talent, acrobatics and a baroque style perspective to an otherwise familiar story we've grown up watching.
Burlesque aside, The Nutcracker Rouge is still a performance full of music, dance and glitter that recreates theatrical magic like never before. Absolutely enchanting, RUN, don't walk to see it!
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Theater XIV, 383 Troutman Street, Brooklyn, New York