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Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker meets 1970s suburbia.
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December 2016
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Saturday December 10, 2016
Performances no longer available.
The Hard Nut
Dec 10—Dec 18, 2016

BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group present

The Hard Nut
Based on the book by E.T.A. Hoffmann, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Mark Morris Dance Group
Featuring the MMDG Music Ensemble and The Hard Nut Singers
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker, Op. 71
Conducted by Colin Fowler
Choreography by Mark Morris


Mark Morris Dance Group’s beloved retro-modern reimagining of The Nutcracker comes back to BAM for the holidays. A cascade of wit and wintry beauty, this lavish, gender-bent love letter to the classic transplants E.T.A. Hoffmann’s original story from the straight-laced 1890s to the swinging 70s, with raucous parties, dancing G.I. Joes, whimsical costumes, and a Waltz of the Snowflakes like no other. Based on the comic book art of Charles Burns and featuring Tchaikovsky’s complete original score, performed live by the 53-piece MMDG Music Ensemble, Morris’ lyrical, modern retelling playfully preserves the warm spirit of an essential holiday tradition.


Set design by Adrianne Lobel
Costume design by Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting design by James F. Ingalls
Production based on the work of Charles Burns

Approx 2hrs with intermission
Party of 8 or more save 20% on most seats (10% on premium orchestra). To purchase call BAM Group Sales at 718.623.7885
For audiences aged 4 and older. 
Leadership support for dance at BAM provided by:
The Harkness Foundation for Dance
“Waves of happy laughter greet “The Hard Nut” from curtain-up to curtain-down, a tribute to the naughty theatrical brilliance of its choreographer, Mark Morris...”
— The New York Times
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