by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
The Nutcracker ballet is to Christmas like cream cheese is to a bagel. It just makes it better. This holiday season make sure you check out Dances Patrelle’s The Yorkville Nutcracker – an utterly charming production for the whole family that’s got a special New York appeal.
The Yorkville Nutcracker, set in 1895, includes lavish sets and costumes which takes the audience on a tour through Olde New York’s most beloved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden, and skating in Central Park. Additionally, The Yorkville Nutcracker provides an opportunity for young dancers (as young as six years of age!) to dance alongside professional artists. This year will feature Abi Stafford and Adrian Danchig-Waring, both Principal Dancers with New York City Ballet, as Sugar Plum and Cavalier. This will be Adrian Danchig-Waring’s first appearance with Dances Patrelle. Other dancers include Matthew Dibble and Julie Voshell dancing the Arabian Divertissement and Grant Dettling and Katie Keith Dettling as the Snow King and Queen.
When: December 4th – 7:00pm
December 5th – 7:00pm
December 6th – 2:00pm & 7:00pm
December 7th – 12:00pm & 5:00pm
Where: The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
68th Street, between Park & Lexington Avenues, NYC
To purchase tickets call (212) 772-4448 or purchase at the Kaye Playhouse box office. You can also purchase online here.
Visit Dances Patrelle to learn more.
Photos by Rosalie O’Connor
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for thirteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 7, 5 and 2) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.