Nutcracker Rouge
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Nutcracker Rouge

Nutcracker Rouge NYC Reviews and Tickets

(288 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Enchanting, Raunchy, Delightful, Great staging

About the Show

A modern riff on the classic holiday tale that's a hedonistic fusion of nightlife and theatre. 

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Member Reviews (288)

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677 Reviews | 190 Followers
Cheeky, Entertaining, Titillating, Decadent, Sensual

See it if to take in the fragrant aroma of frankincense, dulcet sounds of seductive divas & eye candy of toned performers in a racy, evocative revue.

Don't see it if u prefer more burlesque & less cirque du soleil; u seek a traditional Nutcracker ballet; u have a sugar intolerance or an aversion to T&A.

458 Reviews | 116 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if you want to see a great cabaret show with great dancing, acting, magic, singing

Don't see it if you are offended by scantily clad actors and sexual simulations. You don't tolerate a nightclub atmosphere. Read more

470 Reviews | 91 Followers
Entertaining, Great singing, Dizzying, Risque, Delightful

See it if you’d enjoy a near-perfect blend of The Nutcracker and burlesque. The singers, dancers, and aerial artists entertain and amaze.

Don't see it if you’re uncomfortable with near-nudity, dislike sensuality, or shouldn’t be at a show where you are repeatedly encouraged to drink liberally.

473 Reviews | 68 Followers

See it if Beautiful dancing (esp. the pairs), amazing theatrics (aerials), and sassy singing (pop songs). Thread of a theme connecting performances.

Don't see it if 2018-9 production's 2 hour 45 mins long w/ 2 intermissions. Incense smell bothers you. Partial/nudity bothers you. Read more

434 Reviews | 95 Followers
Enchanting, Entertaining, Raunchy, Edgy, Delightful

See it if You enjoy loose story forms that lead you on a fun adventure. Phenomenal singing, dancing, and circus performances.

Don't see it if You can't deal with incense filled rooms. Breathing got a little rough. You don't like half naked men and women. You need a linear story.

366 Reviews | 92 Followers
Sharp & edgy, Refreshing, Great fun, Amazing & gorgeous ensemble cast

See it if This is a Nutcracker for the demimonde, a risqué modern mashup of Tchaikovsky, blues & rock & roll, performed by an incredibly talented cast

Don't see it if Offended by nudity, pasties, thongs & stilettos on both men & women, or amazing bodies performing amazingly difficult choreography & numbers Read more

292 Reviews | 63 Followers
Enchanting, Entertaining, Dizzying, Great staging

See it if You are looking for something different. You like dance and acrobatics. You don't mind a little partial nudity.

Don't see it if You're not into lingerie.

249 Reviews | 45 Followers
Entertaining, Clever, Raunchy, Slow

See it if you like watching talented and sexy people being talented and sexy. Enjoy multisensory burlesque updates of classics.

Don't see it if mind lots of deadtime and a lack of clear narrative unless you are very familiar with the nutcracker. show is an hour longer than listed.

Critic Reviews (26)

The New York Times
December 5th, 2013
For a previous production

"If the plain old 'Nutcracker' causes you to zone out, this one will surely wake you up...The show looks at times like an adults-only Cirque du Soleil extravaganza, with trapeze acts and other athletic displays...But Mr. McCormick has much grander ambitions than a 'Nutcracker' under the big top or a bawdy parody. The cast is full of classically trained dancers, and when he turns them loose, the result can be dazzling."
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Time Out New York
December 2nd, 2015
For a previous production

"Austin McCormick and his risqué neo-Baroque dance theater Company XIV present a lavish erotic reimagining of the classic holiday tale, complete with circus performers, operatic singers and partial nudity. Definitely leave the kids at home: The word nutcracker has customarily conjured innocent wonder; now be ready to add glitter pasties, stripper poles and comically large stuffed penises to the, shall we say, toys to expect in wonderland."
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Time Out New York
January 3rd, 2014
For a previous production

"A lavish erotic reimagining of a classic holiday tale...'Nutcracker Rouge' is the perfect hot date: a rated-R riff on the tale...These delectable divas and the rest make for a savory mix of sweet, spicy and salty. For a winter treat that will get you in the mood but not cloy the palate, 'Nutcracker Rouge' does the trick."
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December 4th, 2013
For a previous production

"This show has everything: Vivaldi, circus performance, S&M, The French Revolution. These are all compelling elements on their own, but can too many good things in one show turn bad? Rather than wowing me with delicious stage spectacle, 'Nutcracker Rouge' gave me a theatrical tummy ache with its unfocused pastiche. It isn't sexy. The secret to happy indulgence really is moderation. The secret to good burlesque? Restraint."
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December 8th, 2015
For a previous production

"Although eroticism flavors every aspect of his creations the textures and levels of excitement, romance and humor he achieves through dance, burlesque, gymnastics, non-traditional storytelling and an eclectic mix of classical and contemporary music is unmatched in terms of elegance and sophistication...Sometimes a little kinky, often hedonistic, it is, above all, quite tasteful and beautiful. An enchanting evening of adult fun."
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December 4th, 2015
For a previous production

"Company creator Austin McCormick is the visionary who conceived this event. Mr. McCormick’s wild choreography and his energetic direction make for an enthralling spectacle of numerous Baroque hijinks celebrating sensuality…The good-natured eroticism of 'Nutcracker Rouge' is showcased in this playfully decadent presentation that’s terrific adult merriment during the holiday season."
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Theatre is Easy
December 15th, 2013
For a previous production

"You need to go see Company XIV’s 'Nutcracker Rogue' (unless you’re bringing children or you’re a prude). The highly designed, ingeniously staged, and endlessly entertaining reimagining of 'The Nutcracker' is decadent, debaucherous, and delicious...This is an incredible show by an incomparable company, stunning to look at, gorgeous to watch, and unfailingly entertaining."
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Theatre is Easy
December 9th, 2015
For a previous production

"This sexy reinvention of the classic Nutcracker will spice up your holiday season with its fusion of baroque, ballet, aerial dance and burlesque set to pop music...This is a highly entertaining version bound to please every person who walks in the door. You won't be disappointed whether you love live music, raucous dancing, sensual acting, glitter, and eye candy of every sort."
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