The Nutcracker
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The Nutcracker
Celebrate the season with the exquisite costumes and magnificent sets of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker.
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David H. Koch Theater
December 05, 2023 | 7:00 pm


George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
Choreography by George Balanchine


This program features music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky.


David H. Koch Theater
20 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY

About The Performance

During the holiday period, the entire Company is immersed in activities surrounding George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerAll 90 dancers, 62 musicians, 40 stagehands, and more than 125 children in two alternating casts from the School of American Ballet join forces to make each performance as magical as possible.

Audiences of all ages are sure to be captivated by the lure of Tschaikovsky’s music, Balanchine’s choreography, Karinska’s sumptuous costumes, and Rouben Ter-Arutunian’s magical sets. Based on the Alexandre Dumas père version of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816), George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker is one of the most complex ballets in the Company’s active repertory and provides an unforgettable spark to the holiday season.

For more information about this performance, please visit the event website.

Image: photo by Andrea Mohin, courtesy The New York Times