Conceived, directed, and choreographed by Austin McCormick, with a script adapted by Jeff Takacs, Nutcracker Rouge reimagines the classic Nutcracker story through the art of burlesque, eroticism, theater, dance, and circus.
The cast includes Laura Careless as Marie-Claire, Jeff Takacs as Monsieur Drosselmeyer, Shelly Watson as Madame Drosselmeyer, circus artists Cassady Rose Bonjo, Courtney Giannone, and Nicolas Maffey, and dancers Marisol Cabrera, Katrina Cunningham, Molly Griffin, Alexander Hille, Jakob Karr, Nicholas Katen, Kana Kimura, Tyler Phillips, Davon Rainey, and Allison Ulrich.
Featured on the creative team are Zane Pihlstrom (set and costume design), Jeanette Yew (lighting design), Austin McCormick (sound design), and John Starmer and Michael Givey (technical directors).
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