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Friday December 21, 2018 2:00 PM

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The music, the characters, the adventure – George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is a timeless hallmark of the holiday season. A hush falls over the bustle of New York City as the theater’s lights dim and a picturesque world of magic and merriment is revealed onstage. Brave little Marie embarks on a wondrous journey, where she encounters toys that cavort and captivate, snowflakes shimmering in a blizzard of balletic splendor, and a collection of sweet treats teeming with delight. Don’t miss this cherished classic sure to keep hearts – young and old – warm and spirited all season long.

David H. Koch Theater
Running Time:
2 hrs.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®

    • Music by: Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine
    • Principal Casting:

      SUGARPLUM: Erica Pereira; CAVALIER: Daniel Ulbricht*; DEWDROP: Claire Kretzschmar; HERR DROSSELMEIER: Robert La Fosse+; MARZIPAN: Sara Adams; HOT CHOCOLATE: Mary Elizabeth Sell, Daniel Applebaum; COFFEE: Clara Miller; TEA: Ralph Ippolito; CANDY CANE: Roman Mejia; MOTHER GINGER: Preston Chamblee; FLOWERS: Laine Habony, Brittany Pollack; DOLLS: Rachel Hutsell, Gabriella Domini; SOLDIER: Kennard Henson (replaces Andres Zuniga); MOUSE KING: Gilbert Bolden; FRAU & DR STAHLBAUM: Lydia Wellington, Andrew Scordato
      *First Time in Role, +Guest Artist

    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.

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