One of the most lavish productions of The Nutcracker is playing this December in NYC: Dances Patrelle’s The Yorkville Nutcracker. This beautiful homage to our lovely city takes us back to the turn of the 20th century, complete with costumes and set design that spare no expense and the music we all know and love. The production – with phenomenal adults and kids showcasing their talent in the popular story of The Nutcracker – is a must this holiday season. Scroll down to see the video and you’ll get a glimpse of what awaits.
Enjoy a magical tour of 1895 New York City with Dances Patrelle’s holiday classic, The Yorkvile Nutcracker! Your journey begins with a Christmas Eve party at Gracie Mansion attended by dignitaries from around the world – including our new police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt. Thrill as you behold a battle with life-sized mice! Then go for a bracing midnight skate on the ponds of Central Park. Finally, take a sleigh-ride to the Grand Conservatory of the Bronx Botanical Gardens in time for a beautiful sunrise buffet of sweets, hosted by the Sugar-Plum Fairy.
This year marks the 24th anniversary of The Yorkville Nutcracker, set in 1895, which includes lavish sets and costumes and 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. The Yorkville Nutcracker provides an opportunity for young dancers to dance alongside professional artists. Courtesy of New York City Ballet, Abi Stafford will return as the Sugar Plum Fairy with Cavalier, Ask La Cour.
When: December 13 – 7:00 pm
December 14 – 2 pm & 7:00 pm
December 15 – noon & 5:00 pm
Where: The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
68th Street, between Park & Lexington Avenues, NYC
Price: $70 per person. Discounts available to students and seniors.
To purchase tickets call (212) 772-4448 or purchase at the Kaye Playhouse box office. You can also purchase online here.
Photos by Eduardo Patino
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is a freelance writer and has written for several blogs, including The Huffington Post. She has been living in the New York City area for nineteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids, ages 12, 10 and 7.