Don’t Miss Out On These Spectacular Renditions Of The Nutcracker This Holiday Season

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Holiday time in New York City is always magical but one extra special experience that you can have to start the season off right is a trip to the ballet.

The Nutcracker, which debuted for the first time in Russia at the turn of the twentieth century, has been reproduced and reinterpreted time and time again by distinct ballet companies. In addition to the famous New York City Ballet, there are plenty of other options that you can experience that will keep you cultured without breaking the bank. Check out three of these renditions below:

The Yorkville Nutcracker

Dances Patrelle is a dynamic professional ballet company embarking on their 25th season. You can come and experience their magic at their rendition of The Yorkville Nutcracker by Eduardo Patino, set in 1895 New York. This performances taps into the human experience, connecting intimately with the audience whilst reinventing dramatic dance. The show will be taking plae on Friday, December 7 and tickets are available here.

The Nutcracker Rouge

The Nutcracker Rouge is an alternative take on the classic ballet. Think a mix of burlesque, theater, cirque and dance all performed by a gender-bending troupe in a sensual and edgy performance. It might not be the family friendliest of ballets, but for a date night plan or night out with friends, this vaudeville version of the ballet couldn’t be better! Get your tickets here.

The Nutcracker @ Alvin Ailey


Whether you are a ballet fanatic, or you are just dipping your toe for the first time, this Nutcracker performance by the AJKUN ballet company is a must-see this holiday season. You’ll instantly recognize the score, embodying the magic of ballet and theater. Get your tickets to this spectacular performance and prepare to be filled with wonder, amazement, and contempt for mice.