Nutcracker Rouge is a sparkling re-imagining of the beloved Nutcracker tale told with erotic, sensual, and opulent flair. From the twisted mind of director/choreographer Austin McCormick comes this hedonistic display of gorgeous and decadent winter entertainment. The extravaganza includes an eclectic blend of music, including pieces by Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Duke Ellington, and text inspired by Alexandre Dumas's adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffman's The Nutcracker and Charles Perrault's Little Red Riding Hood. For Age 16+ COMPANY XIV is donating half of the Box Office Proceeds from Nutcracker Rouge to the ALI FORNEY CENTER. The Ali Forney Center (AFC) was started in June of 2002 in response to the lack of safe shelter for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth in New York City. For more information, click here.