Dance

American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker

 
 
Dec 12—Dec 21, 2014
 
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LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: 1hr 55min with intermission
TICKETS START AT  $20
 
 
 
Appropriate for ages 4 & up. No refunds or exchanges. 
 
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Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky

“It’s a shock to realize that there are New York dancegoers who still haven’t seen this production.”
—The New York Times
“This Nutcracker is cracking good.”
—New York Post

American Ballet Theatre offers the final performances ever in New York City of Alexei Ratmansky’s acclaimed The Nutcracker when it concludes its five-year engagement at BAM this December.

As the lights dim and Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score fills the air, join young Clara for a dreamlike journey amid colorful, larger-than-life scenery, magical toy soldiers, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes, and a glittering Christmas tree! With an impressive cast of over 100 performers, ABT’s The Nutcracker features sets and costumes by Richard Hudson (Tony Award-winner, The Lion King) with choreography by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky. It is no wonder The New York Times praised it: "a production like no other, made with complete theatrical authority from first to last. The poetry of Alexei Ratmansky’s vision is very striking. I’m impatient to see it again.”

Leadership Support:

David H. Koch is the Lead Underwriter of The Nutcracker.

Linda Allard is the Original Underwriting Sponsor of The Nutcracker Costumes.

 

This event is presented by American Ballet Theatre. BAM house and ticketing policies may not apply.

 
 
 
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Enjoy premium seating in the Orchestra and Mezzanine, Christmas goodies including a commemorative Souvenir Book and holiday toys, access to the private Natman Room pre-performance and during the intermission, plus meet a character from The Nutcracker before the show!

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Performance Details
Casts*
Fri, Dec 12 at 7pm
Gillian Murphy / James Whiteside
Sat, Dec 13 at 12pm
Sarah Lane / Joseph Gorak
Sat, Dec 13 at 4:30pm
Hee Seo / Cory Stearns
Sun, Dec 14 at 1pm
Stella Abrera / Alexandre Hammoudi
Sun, Dec 14 at 6pm
Misty Copeland / Eric Tamm
Tue, Dec 16 at 7pm
Hee Seo / Cory Stearns
Wed, Dec 17 at 7pm
Gillian Murphy / James Whiteside
Thu, Dec 18 at 7pm
Misty Copeland / Eric Tamm
Fri, Dec 19 at 7pm
Sarah Lane / Joseph Gorak
Performance Details
Casts*
Sat, Dec 20 at 2pm
Stella Abrera / Alexandre Hammoudi
Sat, Dec 20 at 7pm
Gillian Murphy / James Whiteside
Sun, Dec 21 at 1pm
Misty Copeland / Eric Tamm
Sun, Dec 21 at 6pm
Hee Seo / Cory Stearns
*(subject to change)
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The more the merrier! Groups of 15 or more save at ABT's The Nutcracker. Whether you entertain important clients, employees, dance school students, or plan special events, club outings or alumni get-togethers, The Nutcracker is the perfect holiday treat – whether you’re four or ninety-four!

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