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)


90
Entertaining, Absorbing, Edgy, Raunchy, Enchanting

See it if You’re down to see a new take on a Christmas classic with a little kink.

Don't see it if Nudity in shows makes you uncomfortable.

100
During previews
Fun, Great staging, Raunchy, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You love to see unique visions of classic tales, with physicality, dance, burlesque, humor and beauty. You enjoy spectacle and mingling.

Don't see it if You don't like burlesque, a touch of raunchy humor, acrobatics, or dance. You don't enjoy a reimagining of classic performances.

98
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Exquisite

See it if Austin has created a brand of his distinctive mash of gender, dance & music genres for a satisfying holiday perennial. Heel-clad boys.

Don't see it if The uncertain trip to the distant nabe called Brooklyn. But if you make it there, you'll find lady pasties and bare-bummed boy burlesque.

Also Two breaks, so pop those corks.

95
During previews
Riveting, Masterful, Exquisite, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you want to see remarkable tour de force performances from truly gifted dancers, you want a most sensuous and glamorous escape from reality

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with graphic, sometimes humorous and sometimes erotic displays of sexuality and the naked human body

95
During previews
Raunchy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want a fun, different type of show. You enjoy burlesque, acrobatics, ballet and a little kink in your show.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with nudity or are expecting a story or the nutcracker. There are a few numbers of the ballet but not really

Also This is a fun show. The dancers and singers are incredibly talented, u... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Raunchy, Must see, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You love burlesque and scantly clad men and women. If you love a good time and good drinks!

Don't see it if You are shy. Or don’t like spectacle. It is not for the faint of heart.

94
During previews
Sexy night, Great choreography, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a top notch burlesque company of men and women - with some excellent singers and performers. Great choreography and execution.

Don't see it if you are offended by men in g-strings and heels. Both straight and gay sexuality presented on stage

Also A sexy night out - well done. Go.

92
During previews
Raunchy, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Burlesque is your game. This is one 9f the really good ones by company xiv

Don't see it if You want something on the beaten path. This is risque and unusual

90
During previews
Entertaining, Riveting, Romantic, Raunchy, Clever

See it if if you'd like a mix of cirque du soleil, & cabaret in a burlesque atmosphere with outstanding performances and costumes in a very cool venue

Don't see it if if you are prudish, or have issues with fluid sexuality or don't like aerial acts or are just a bore - lol

90
During previews
Great dancing, Raunchy, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love amazing singing, dancing, costuming, and acrobatics. This was such an entertaining show! Absolutely delightful, gorgeous, hilarious

Don't see it if nudity and raunchy dancing make you uncomfortable; if you're expecting a traditional nutcracker dance performance.

90
During previews
Clever, Edgy, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if you want risque, cabaret-style ballet burlesque; like extravagant (and naughty) performances

Don't see it if you want a traditional take on the holiday favorite, don't like highly sexualized performances

90
During previews
Provocative, Great staging, Dizzying, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if You love acrobatics/circus, you enjoy burlesque

Don't see it if you do not like nudity, you cannot stand incense, you do not like short vignettes

Also Nutcracker Rouge is a lot. But in a good way. The show is 3 acts, just... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Edgy, Entertaining, Quirky, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you enjoy a full mix of song, dance, acrobatics, burlesque in a comfy clubby space with a talented cast putting a twist on the holiday tale.

Don't see it if the above is not your thing. Also, it is a long show with two intermissions, cast strolling through the audience and pricey beverages.

86
During previews
Talented dancer/performers, Kink with your drinks, Boy & girl-esque, Boundary pushing, Cheeky

See it if G-stringed boys & girls burlesque thrills you, like fog/haze & men in tutus, gives banana hammock new meaning, like kinks with your drinks

Don't see it if Jesus tells U not 2, dislike volume, fog, haze, can't find Theatre XIV & Troutman St with L train shut down, prefer phalluses to be put away

83
During previews
No story, Great dancing/acrobatics, Entertaining, Raunchy, Clever

See it if You’re looking for risqué, decadent, burlesque fun. There is great dancing, singing and acrobatics.

Don't see it if You’re expecting a story. If you are offended by raunch. (Think an NC 17 Radio City Hall X-Mas Spectacular.)

Also This is a well executed show with great variety. I especially enjoyed ... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Raunchy, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a different twist on The Nutcracker

Don't see it if You are a prude

80
During previews
Long, Great staging

See it if You're looking for an insanely talented group of dancers and acrobats that push themselves to their absolute limits.

Don't see it if You want a show with a cohesive flow and one that doesn't run much longer than it needs to.

78
During previews
Long, Multi-talented performers, Ambitious, Well staged, Sexy

See it if you are a fan of burlesque. Reminded me of Cirque du Soleil in some ways. Cool venue and vibe.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see Balanchine's Nutcracker. This is not that. If you are uncomfortable with nudity.

Also 2 intermissions make this unnecessarily long. I get that the idea is t... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You want a sexy, gymnastic cabaret that is only lightly inspired by The Nutcracker. You're OK with some acts being better than others.

Don't see it if You want The Nutcracker. They lost their way dramaturgically here. You want something as good as their "Ferdinand"

67
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

100
For a previous production
Must see, Raunchy, Great singing, Edgy

See it if like to listen to great voices, and watch a show that is very entertaining and engaging...

Don't see it if no reason not to see it!!

100
For a previous production
Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if if you love cabaret and modern ballet

Don't see it if if you get offended by nudity or you don't want to travel to Bushwick

100
For a previous production
Must see, Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you want to see a spectacular holiday extravaganza! It is an incredible combo of camp, music, dance, talent, glitter, and theatrical Magic!

Don't see it if you have a problem with nudity. This is Burlesque, so it's Risqué. Otherwise, this show is utter perfection! RUN, don't walk to see it!

100
For a previous production
Romantic, Must see, Masterful, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if Boys & Girls ... I see a lot of theater. A lot. Nutcracker Rouge by Company XIV may be the finest show I have ever seen in NY! Perfection!

Don't see it if You'd be an absolute fool not to see this out of this world staging! Their finest production to date! I cried 5 times due to beauty alone!

100
For a previous production
Edgy, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you love an edgy theatrical experience. This is not just for people that love dancing it is for NYC!

Don't see it if you want to see your grandmother's Nut-cracker! And its in Brooklyn this year.


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