Ends Jan 26 | 1h 35m | Brooklyn

Nutcracker Rouge

From 227 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 | Ends Jan 26 | Theatre XIV (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (227)


Entertaining, Enchanting, Raunchy, Delightful, Great staging

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

Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you want to see a burlesque show using some music from the Nutcracker mixed with other genres of music.

Don't see it if you prefer the traditional staging of the Nutcracker, or a new staging using the full score.

Also The theater space is appealing, but it was filled with smoke and scent... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Ambitious, Great singing, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You like burlesque shows with incredible singing, glitter, and some circus acts, too. Take friends to enjoy this!

Don't see it if you don’t like The Rocky Horror Picture Show or if looking at naked butts offends you. Also, don’t expect to watch a clean ballet. ;)

Also This updated review is for the 2019 show.... Read more Read less

Indulgent, Intense, Raunchy, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if You enjoy edgy theater, burlesque, dance & nudity. You’re okay w/ exhausting choreography & a very long show w/ 2 intermissions. Drinks $$$$

Don't see it if You ❤️ Theater XIV Queen of Hearts. This one is 1/2 the energy, singing, talent & excitement of Q of A. The theme was lost in several scenes

During previews
Enchanting, Edgy, Quirky, Overrated

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
Original, Indulgent, Raunchy, Banal, Erotic

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
Clever, Obscene, Edgy, Raunchy

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
Insipid, Overrated, Cliched, Disappointing

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
Entertaining, Disappointing, Funny, Muddled

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
Disappointing, Edgy, Boring, raunchy, tasteless,

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
Raunchy, Ambitious

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
Entertaining, Disappointing, Ambitious

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
Masterful, Slow

See it if You love all plays

Don't see it if Your antsy

For a previous production
Enchanting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you liked the niut cracker

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

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.

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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