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)


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 unfocused pastiche. It isn't sexy. The secret to happy indulgence really is moderation. The secret to good burlesque? Restraint." Full Review

Great singing, Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining, Absorbing

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.

Date night, Raunchy, Sexy, Funny, Delightful

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.

Edgy, Raunchy, Intense, Quirky

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.

Delightful, Edgy, Raunchy, Entertaining, Enchanting

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.

Exquisite, Delightful, Enchanting, Clever

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.

Sensual, Decadent, Titillating, Entertaining, Cheeky

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.

Entertaining, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if you like burlesque, vaudeville, pictures of the Paris exhibition and/or circus stars at the turn of the century.

Don't see it if you can't deal with incense filled rooms or you don't like half naked men and women wandering around on stage.


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.

Edgy, Seductive, Great singing

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.

Entertaining, Edgy, Great singing, Fun!, Ambitious

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 I marked this lower because the choreography isn’t clean or exceptiona... Read more Read less

Raunchy, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if multi-talented scantily clad dancer/singer/ecdysiast/acrobatic performers with a signature neo-baroque style in a smoky room sounds fun, go.

Don't see it if the sight of young flesh unapologetically on display for maximum raunchy entertainment and bouncy dildos would offend your delicate senses.

Also Plus there are two intermissions and lots of booze available. These su... Read more Read less

Quirky, Raunchy, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

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.

Quirky, Raunchy, Edgy, Entertaining, Clever

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.

Amazing & gorgeous ensemble cast, Great fun, Refreshing, Sharp & edgy

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

Enchanting, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you are curious about burlesque or always wanted to see an old time circus show

Don't see it if you want to sit back, relax and enjoy some Nutcrackerish music

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

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 exotic and erotic entertainment

Don't see it if if you don't

Unpredictable, Good time, Great singing, Entertaining

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

Fun, Sexy, Entertaining, Raunchy, Fantastic dancing & singing

See it if You want to see a very sexy take on the classic The Nutcracker. Infused with vaudeville, circus arts & song, all set in an immersive club.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with the human body & the exploration of sexuality in all it's forms.

Also First of all this cast is comprised of some of the most talented, danc... Read more Read less

Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love ballerina like shows

Don't see it if You hate ballet

Exquisite, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Excellent show! Great dancing and singing. It was amazing, the last number at the end was breathtaking! Very talented, this is a must see!

Don't see it if If you are not open minded or excepting.

Great staging, Refreshing, Raunchy

See it if you're tired of the same old nut... cracker. See it if you want to be a grownup, and see something that seems forbidden.

Don't see it if you're offended by gorgeous, partially-nude bodies!

Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if This is a very sexy perspective on the Nutcracker presented by some of the most talented acrobats and dancers in New York City.

Don't see it if If you uncomfortable with skimpy costumes and raunchy dancing and acrobatics.

Masterful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if I love all productions of company xiv. They are really incredible. The singing, stage, dancing is something you will never see anywhere else

Don't see it if if you are offended by some nudity or are homophobic.

Refreshing, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Absolutely loved this show. From the staging to the costumes, to the performers themselves. Absolutely exquisite. Well done to all involved!

Don't see it if If you are a little bit prudish, offended my profanity or sex. Dont like a bit of flesh. or are looking for something more serious.

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