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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.