With over 200 performers, a one-ton Christmas tree that magically grows from 12 to 40 feet, hundreds of dazzling costumes, and a million watts of illuminated excitement, it's no wonder the New York Post praises George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ as "the Christmas show of all Christmas shows."
Running time: 2 Hr.
- Music by: Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
- Choreography by: George Balanchine
- Principal Casting: SUGARPLUM: Sara Mearns; CAVALIER: Tyler Angle; DEWDROP: Ana Sophia Scheller; HERR DROSSELMEIER: Robert La Fosse+; MARZIPAN: Emilie Gerrity (replaces Sara Adams); HOT CHOCOLATE: Mary Elizabeth Sell, Devin Alberda; COFFEE: Savannah Lowery; TEA: Harrison Ball; CANDY CANE: Troy Schumacher; MOTHER GINGER: Aaron Sanz; FLOWERS: Megan Johnson, Clare Kretzschmar; DOLLS: Sarah Villwock, Kristen Segin; SOLDIER: Harrison Ball (replaces Spartak Hoxha); MOUSE KING: Joshua Thew; FRAU & DR STAHLBAUM: Faye Arthurs, Justin Peck (+Guest artist)
Tschaikovsky’s iconic score transports you to a world of wonder where mischievous mice are foiled by toy soldiers come to life, and a blizzard of ballerinas reveals the enchanting Land of Sweets. This is “the mother of all Nutcrackers” (The New Yorker) — the version that originated a beloved American tradition.