Previews start Nov 14 | 1h 35m | Brooklyn

Nutcracker Rouge

From 177 member  reviews
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 | Previews start Nov 14 | Theatre XIV (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (177)


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Delightful, Funny, Sexy, Raunchy, Date night

See it if You enjoy cabaret, burlesque, sophisticated (and fun!) adult entertainment, or are looking for a date night event.

Don't see it if you're turned off by sexual content. Everything is sophisticated and fun, the performers are super talented, but it is intentionally sexual.

Sexy, Great singing, Edgy, Great dancing, Uniquely creative

See it if You want to see a very fun, creative , artistic, quirky sexy show with singing, dancing, acrobatics and very creative costumes for adults.

Don't see it if You don’t like edgy entertainment or have an issue with burlesque type numbers and lots of flesh. Or you prefer standard entertainment.

Also Always a fun night - an entertaining highly creative show, cocktails, ... Read more Read less

Delightful, Entertaining, Raunchy, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy burlesque, variety shows, beautiful, athletic dancers.

Don't see it if You’re uncomfortable with nudity or sexual stuff onstage.

Also It’s really an enjoyable night, I would recommend this to almost every... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Raunchy

See it if Gorgeous singing and dancing. Wonderful performers. I was swept away by the artistry, acrobatics, and costuming.

Don't see it if Your reaction to the idea of a burlesque show with two intermissions will largely inform whether you'll like this or not.

Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing, Edgy, Masterful

See it if You are up for a show with burlesque and some classy attitude on stage. You are ok with watching nutcracker in a different view.Entertaining

Don't see it if You cannot handle nudity and kinky acts. Men and women with some great attitude on stage. A 3 hr show with 2 intermissions but time flies.

Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Exquisite

See it if if you enjoy a risqué performance of the nutcracker. you enjoy going to burlesque shows

Don't see it if You do not want to see adult material. Annoyed by the strong scent of inscents.

Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Raunchy, Exquisite

See it if you want to watch beautiful people doing amazing things with their bodies, you enjoy spectacle, you have a sense of humor

Don't see it if you're lame, you hate people who have muscles and no body fat, you're scared of sexiness

Also I've been to Company XIV's new venue twice now, and it continues to as... Read more Read less

Great staging, Entertaining, Disappointing, Riveting, Enchanting

See it if You like burlesque shows performed on circus-like apparatuses done w/in an artsy skillful fashion

Don't see it if you're opposed to erotic semi nudity

Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love sexiness dancing, Acrobats, singing, costumes.. you want to have fun all around.. you love cabaret style shows. Art sex dance sing

Don't see it if You can't stand raunchy sexy men and women dance sing while creating artistic moves to wow you. You want traditional story telling.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you want to see a new and risque take on an old classic.

Don't see it if you are a prude and don't like it when the classics are tampered with.

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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