Already closed | 1h 35m | Brooklyn

Nutcracker Rouge

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Members say: Entertaining, Enchanting, Raunchy, Delightful, Great staging

About the show

Company XIV brings back its modern riff on the classic holiday tale that's a hedonistic fusion of nightlife and theater. More…

This sexy reimagining of 'The Nutcracker' is infused with elements of opera, circus, vaudeville, and burlesque, and is told with erotic, sensual, and opulent flair. The wide-eyed heroine is now an adult named Marie Claire, and the world she discovers is a wintry realm of half-naked dancers and acrobats, gyrating and performing physical stunts that send her into a state of ecstasy.

1h 35m | Already closed | Theatre XIV (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (241)


Entertaining, Enchanting, Raunchy, Delightful, Great staging
Avg Score

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.

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.

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.

Masterful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

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.

Also Theater XIV's first, and now traditional, production, Nutcracker Rouge... Read more Read less


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.

Also Free ticket from Show Score.

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.

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

Also Ballet, burlesque, circus, blues and a great deal of wit — to match th... Read more Read less

Quirky, Intense, Raunchy, Edgy

See it if You want to see an adult Christmas show. Dance, humor, acrobatics and the nutcracker!

Don't see it if You do not like burlesque or raunchy humor.

Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if ballet meets burlesque in this very different take on the holiday classic. Great dancing, acrobatics and the singing is fantastic!

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional Nutcracker.

Confusing, Raunchy, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like to see burlesque-type shows that are very fun, with artists who are very good at their respective crafts.

Don't see it if You are offended by bare skin or sexual innuendo, or need shows with a coherent, logical story.

Slow, Raunchy, Clever, Entertaining

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.

Thought-provoking, Edgy, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You like a night filled with aerial, ballet, exotic dancers, singers with sultry voices, eye catching elaborate costumes,simply amazing show

Don't see it if If nudity bothers you, sexy theme plays not your thing, role play (kudos to men in high heels) does not interest you

Cirque du boygirlesque, Nutassexy as expected, Nut so plot driven, Cracklin’ good time, Moulin rougish soundtrack

See it if you want to kick back in Bushwick for a holiday, gender-bending treat with bodacious beauties.

Don't see it if you want some exploration of theme or character, as occurs in the original or other contemporary versions by Mark Morris or Matthew Bourne.

Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if It's truly fantastic burlesque - the singing, dancing, juggling, aerial work, etc are all top drawer. It's delightful start to finish.

Don't see it if You don't like burlesque or bawdy humor. You need your Nutcracker to be traditional; this very much isn't.

Entertaining, Great singing, Good time, Unpredictable

See it if You are intrigued by a sexy, loosely adapted The Nutcracker with singing, dancing and acrobatics in a circus like atmosphere.

Don't see it if You are offended by male and female (near) nudity. Decadence/debauchery isn’t your thing.

Also This show is a fascinating and engaging blend of circus & cabaret. The... Read more Read less

Athletic, Raunchy, Ambitious

See it if you want a cool, loosely holiday themed collection of combination burlesque and circus-arts performances

Don't see it if you're looking for a reserved night out.

Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if you enjoy amazing costumes, burlesque, great singing, dancing, the Nutcracker with an adult twist, and acrobatics.

Don't see it if are uncomfortable with a little kink and partial nudity.

Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you would enjoy an adult take loosely based on the classic Nutcracker, with a versatile cast performing great acts, songs, and choreography.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with near nudity and off-color humor - as promised, you bore after a stellar first act then 2 acts that are very good.

Quirky, Raunchy, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if Sadly we made a reservation and the theatre company sold our tickets ! We arrived and were told we would have to stand! Very upsetting!!!!

Don't see it if I’d naked male butts is a problem for yuu

Also After seeing 4 acts we left. This show lacks creative direction.. The ... Read more Read less

Justplainfun, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if Raunchy/enjoyable, loosely based on the classic, original dancing, great singing and acrobatics in a club setting. Ignore inhibitions, go

Don't see it if If pasties, g strings and lots of exposed flesh bother you, don't see it. If you don't enjoy shows in a foggy club setting also stay home.

Great acts - burlesque, acrobatic, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a space that is mysterious and dark; you enjoy burlesque, magic, and acrobatics; you are open to partial nudity and drag.

Don't see it if you are offended by partial nudity and drag; you are looking for a plot.

Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Edgy, Sexy

See it if you like adult (but not adulterated) version of the xmas classic as it adds funny, sexy, circulesque & burlesque w/ fine singing & dancing !

Don't see it if you are expecting the classic version as it is highly modifed to just get inspiration from the orig -& could be confusing in terms of plot.

Great singing, Seductive, Edgy

See it if Cunio steals the scene whenever he’s on with his voice, pure talent. Plenty of skin matched with pure athleticism

Don't see it if Whilst being totally engrossing, performance felt cluttered and distracted.

Fun, Sexy, Quirky, Raunchy, Delightful

See it if you love burlesque, artful acrobatics, and are in the mood for some over-21 fun

Don't see it if the idea of a Sugarplum Fairy striptease offends you

Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Entertaining

See it if Very sexy and professional, fun to watch

Don't see it if Too long thou

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 o...
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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 wo...
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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, 'Nutcrac...
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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 ...
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