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Nutcracker Rouge by Company XIV
Nutcracker Rouge by Company XIV
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Nutcracker Rouge by Company XIV

Brooklyn, NY
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About Nutcracker Rouge by Company XIV

The Land of Sweets has never been so sexy. Acclaimed burlesque troupe Company XIV returns with its most famous show, Nutcracker Rouge, an adults-only twist on a classic holiday tale. Get Nutcracker Rouge tickets on TodayTix.

You’ve never seen the Nutcracker ballet like this. See why Nutcracker Rouge has tantalized audiences for nearly 10 years and counting. Immerse yourself in “an adults-only Cirque du Soleil extravaganza,” as The New York Times lauds it.

The titillating experience is completely immersive, as Nutcracker-inspired dance, music, opera, and circus acts unfold in front of, among, and above the audience. You can also indulge in all the Land of Sweets has to offer with themed drinks and treats. If you crave a Christmas show that’s more naughty than nice, this sensual burlesque experience is it.

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Seating Options

Champagne Upgrade Best available rows B, C, D, E, F, G, H + “Sugar Plum Cherry” champagne cocktail served ice-cold upon arrival.

Premium Best available rows B, C, D, E, F, G, H.

Standard Best available rows A, I, J, K.

Standing Room General admission, guests are standing the entire performance.

Rush Assigned by box office.

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The Nutcracker Rouge show retains the same Nutcracker plot we all know and love. A girl named Clara receives a nutcracker toy for Christmas, which turns into a handsome prince, defeats a mouse king, and whisks Clara away on a sugary journey through the Land of Sweets.

The story is most often performed as a ballet, and there are some ballet elements in Nutcracker Rouge, too. However, the story also incorporates burlesque dance, circus, and opera to create a sultry spectacle. Themed drinks and treats are available for purchase and are included with some ticket types. If your ticket includes snacks and drinks, they'll be presented to you at different points throughout the show in various ways — cast members may deliver them to you, or they may drop down in front of you from above.

Nutcracker Rouge off Broadway is arguably the company's most famous show; Company XIV has performed Nutcracker Rouge in New York since 2013, and it earned a Drama Desk Award nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience that year.

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What to Watch For

  • In the classic Nutcracker story and in Nutcracker Rouge, the dances performed in the Land of Sweets pay homage to multiple world cultures. The tea dance is inspired by Chinese movement styles, the candy cane dance by Russian styles, and the chocolate dance by Spanish styles.
  • The performers interact with the audience at Company XIV's shows, and also act as the venue's bartenders and waitstaff.
  • Company XIV founder Austin McCormick attended the Juilliard School and The Conservatory of Baroque Dance, thus creating all the company's shows in a baroque style.
  • The "baroque" style of Nutcracker Rouge is based on the 17th-century baroque art movement centered on grandeur and luxury. Opera and ballet, which are often part of Company XIV’s shows, also originated during this period.
  • In 2022, Company XIV also produced Seven Sins, based on the story of Adam and Eve, and Cocktail Magique, a show that pairs libations with illusions.
Start date

October 28th, 2022

End date

January 29th, 2023


Théâtre XIV


Ages 21+ Only, Valid ID required for entry

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