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Company XIV’s Nutcracker Rouge Returns for the Holiday Season

The 13th anniversary limited run will be November 16-January 27.

Company XIV in Nutcracker Rouge Photo by Deneka Peniston
Company XIV in Nutcracker Rouge
(© Deneka Peniston)

Nutcracker Rouge, Company XIV’s naughty take on the classic ballet, returns for a 13th anniversary limited engagement. The show, which combines circus artists, chanteuses, burlesque dancers, and baroque extravagance fashion, runs from November 16-January 27 at Théâtre XIV in Brooklyn.

Nutcracker Rouge is created, directed, and choreographed by Austin McCormick. The cast includes Storm Marrero and Brandon Looney as Dosselmeyer, Megumi “Meg” Iwama and Ellen Akashi as Marie-Claire, Marcos Antonio and Jack Blackmon as Nutcracker Prince, Robyn Adele Anderson and Melike Konur as Sugar Queens, Nolan as Candy Cane, Lola Carter as Cherries, Alisa Mae and Kylie Rose as Champagne, Uys du Buisson as Absinthe, TJ as Turkish Delight, Daniel Darling as Cotton Candy, and Duane Gosa as Mother Ginger. The ensemble includes Erin Dillon, Nicholas Katen, Clarisa Patton, and Morgan Lee Wade.

The rest of the creative team is costume and scenic designer Zane Pihlström, makeup designer Sarah Cimino, lighting designer Brian Tovar, sound designer Julian Evans, wig designers Bryan Gonzale and Charlie August Kellogg, rehearsal director Nicolas Katen, and costume shop manager Jana Violante.

Nutcracker Rouge is 21+ and valid ID is required for entry.


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Closed: January 27, 2024