There’s no place like New York City during the holidays — and no production celebrates the season like George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® at Lincoln Center. For 65 years, New York City Ballet has brought this timeless tale to life, complete with a perennially adored cast of characters, delightfully vibrant costumes, and a magnificent tree that never ceases to awe. Plan to swap the cold of winter for the warmth of this cherished classic, and book your trip to the world of The Nutcracker —a joyous journey awaits.
Running time: 2 hrs.
- Music by: Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
- Choreography by: George Balanchine
- Principal Casting: SUGARPLUM: Sara Adams; CAVALIER: Anthony Huxley; DEWDROP: Emily Kikta; HERR DROSSELMEIER: Adam Hendrickson+; MARZIPAN: Emma Von Enck; HOT CHOCOLATE: Ashley Hod, Daniel Applebaum; COFFEE: Megan LeCrone; TEA: Sebastian Villarini-Velez; CANDY CANE: Spartak Hoxha*; MOTHER GINGER: Preston Chamblee; FLOWERS: Mira Nadon, Unity Phelan; DOLLS: Lily-Frances Cosgrove++, Gabriella Domini; SOLDIER: Cainan Weber++; MOUSE KING: Alec Knight; FRAU & DR STAHLBAUM: Mary Elizabeth Sell, Andrew Scordato
*First Time in Role, +Guest Artist, ++Apprentice
As the clock chimes midnight, a brave young girl turns the tide in a battle between toy soldiers and mischievous mice, and a blizzard of ballerinas reveals a wonderful world of confection.