Experience the magic and wonder that The New York Times calls “the unique, original and inimitable Nutcracker.” A rousing snowstorm sends a blizzard of ballerinas across the stage, sweeping you to exotic locales in the enchanting Land of Sweets. You'll meet marching toy soldiers, little Marie, and the valiant Nutcracker who saves her from the villainous, seven-headed Mouse King. With Tschaikovsky’s incomparable score, hundreds of dazzling costumes, a one-ton Christmas tree that magically grows and grows, and a million watts of illuminated excitement, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ is the definitive holiday must-see!
Don’t miss this holiday classic as it comes to the big screen for only one night!
This performance will be the first-ever live movie theater broadcast of a New York City Ballet performance. Katherine E. Brown, NYCB’s executive director, said “we are thrilled to bring this beloved holiday production to audiences around the country, in what we hope will be the first of many opportunities to present New York City Ballet’s extraordinary repertory in movie theaters throughout the world.”
Set to Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky’s glorious score, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker features choreography by Balanchine, scenery by Rouben Ter-Arutunian, costumes by Karinska, and lighting by Mark Stanley, after the original design by Ronald Bates. The production features more than 70 New York City Ballet dancers, the 62-piece New York City Ballet Orchestra, and 50 children from the School of American Ballet, the official school of NYCB.