Brooklyn | 1h 35m | Already closed

Nutcracker Rouge

From 26 critic and 173 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 | Already closed | Theatre XIV (Brooklyn)

Bob's Theater Blog

for a previous production "It could just as easily be 3 C’s — circus, cabaret and camp. It does not earn a fourth C for coherence...The attempt to graft some of the excellent acrobatic routines onto the Nutcracker story are strained, to to put it mildly. The 14 scantily-clad cast members are talented performers who provide lots of eye candy... Both men and women wear high-heeled pointy baroque shoes — and often very little else. Strangely, the show is not very sexy." Full Review

Stage and Cinema

for a previous production "If we have nothing to absorb us emotionally, no compelling story to hold our attention, our minds wander, picking at flaws here and there–flaws which in a moving show might well have been overlooked. This is the case with the visually beautiful but unsatisfying 'Nutcracker Rogue,' a dark, sexual burlesque reimagining of 'The Nutcracker.' Full Review

During previews
Overrated, Quirky, Edgy, Enchanting

See it if you're curious about burlesque or secretly love the circus.

Don't see it if you have delicate sensitivities, are annoyed with people being on their phones (cast encourages photos and videos), or need a plot.

Also Also, there were 2 intermissions for no reason. After the second act e... Read more Read less

For a previous production
Raunchy, Edgy, Obscene, Clever

See it if Like off-color edgy productions; many funny parts but shocked by excessively violent raunchy portions.Greatly enjoyed other shows by group

Don't see it if object to repeated violent sex, often graphically depicted--and seen as if funny

For a previous production
Muddled, Funny, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you like Company XIV. You enjoy cabaret shows with a lot of dancing.

Don't see it if you were expecting another Cinderella. This is less plot-based. The "story" is confusing and just there to justify dance numbers.

For a previous production
Ambitious, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you are looking for an eccentric departure from the traditional Tchaikovsky - Balanchine Nutcracker.

Don't see it if Felt too ambitious. The use of modern songs, felt jarring at times.

Also It's impressive that one acrobat sang an operatic version of a Sia son... Read more Read less

For a previous production
Ambitious, Raunchy

See it if you like circus act dancing

Don't see it if you don't like ballet.

Also interesting setting- a converted church

For a previous production
Erotic, Banal, Raunchy, Indulgent, Original

See it if you enjoy watching sexy performers wearing very little.

Don't see it if you are expecting a coherent parody or homage to The Nutcracker.

For a previous production
Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated, Insipid

See it if you don't find something better to do that night. It is not that bad, but you can live without seeing it.

Don't see it if you don't like straight burlesque.

Also It is a wannabe copy of Burlesque. It was a bad recommendation from a ... Read more Read less

For a previous production
Boring, raunchy, tasteless,, Edgy, Disappointing

See it if you are desirate to see some flesh

Don't see it if you want to enjoy the Nutcracker music

For a previous production
Slow, Masterful

See it if You love all plays

Don't see it if Your antsy

For a previous production

See it if Supposed to be risqué and sexy. So not.

Don't see it if You are prudish, though you might as well because the company aesthetic is so lame you couldn't possibly be offended.

For a previous production
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Enchanting

See it if you liked the niut cracker

Don't see it if you don't care for the nut cracker

Cast & Creatives (30)