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)


100
For a previous production
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Every production with Company XIV is genius. I'm a huge fan and will see everything they do forever. This production is top notch!!!

Don't see it if You don't like dance.

100
For a previous production
Original, Entertaining, Enchanting, Edgy, Clever

See it if you want to see "The Nutcracker" in a totally different light!

Don't see it if you don't like partial nudity

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

See it if You love seeing performers mix old & new styles to create heaven. A mix of burlesque, ballet, opera. Most talented performers I've ever seen

Don't see it if You're easily offended by sexuality displayed on stage. Or scantily clad beautiful men and women. In pasties. And heels.

100
For a previous production
Romantic, Edgy, Exquisite, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if you want to be mesmerized by barouche burlesque. It's FANTASTIC, romantic, charming and will make you want to fall deeply in love.

Don't see it if you're under 21 or afraid of a little risqué stage work

100
For a previous production
Must see, Great staging, Enchanting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you want a edgier take on the Nutcracker.

Don't see it if you are easily offended and/or close minded.

98
For a previous production
Raunchy, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to be transported to a land of sex, glitter, entrancing costumes and performances. The most fun I've had in months. Incred talent

Don't see it if You are offended by nudity.

98
For a previous production
Great dancing, Great staging, Great singing, Beautiful, Sensuous

See it if you love beautiful people dancing exquisitely. Best edition of Nutcracker Rouge to date. They fill the wide stage astonishingly with joy.

Don't see it if you expect a play or a traditional Nutcracker. Although this is all dance using music and ideas from the Nutcracker it is not for children

96
For a previous production
Refreshing, Edgy, Great singing, Exquisite, Must see

See it if you’ll celebrate the libertine in you!

Don't see it if you’re looking for something wholesome to take your religious grandmother to

Also Enjoyably excessive in every way! If you only see one really naughty s... Read more Read less

96
For a previous production
Must see, Exquisite, Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You love sex appeal, glitter, and arialists with your Christmas stories.

Don't see it if You're looking for a classic retelling of the nutcraker.

95
For a previous production
Delightful, Exquisite, Great singing, Must see, Raunchy

See it if you love Burlesque, a sexy update of THE NUTCRACKER. Brilliant, provocative, and one of the best versions of Rouge. Indulge your sensuality

Don't see it if don't like drag or over the top sexuality. A very naughty Cirque like show with plenty of bare bottoms and tantalizing apparel. Amazing!!!

95
For a previous production
Whimsical, Sexy, Exquisite, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you love ballet, opera, and acrobatics, and would love them all together and served up by an energetic troupe clad in sparkly g-strings.

Don't see it if you are offended by nudity, or are expecting a fairly faithful Nutcracker adaptation minus a few clothes (modern music is mixed in).

Also It may just be that I caught the high of the closing performance, but ... Read more Read less

95
For a previous production
Exquisite, Funny, Sexy, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you like stylish burlesque, truly impressive dancing & singing, gender-bending performance, sexy & chill atmosphere, gorgeous costumes

Don't see it if you prefer linear narrative, you're not comfortable with even minimal immersion/interaction with the audience, if nudity offends you

95
For a previous production
Indulgent, Raunchy, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if looking for a new twist on the off-Bway world that unites an array of incredible talent, baroque style and a new look at a familiar story

Don't see it if you are under the age of 16, you prefer a literal story line, or you are not open to new eccentric takes on a traditional storyline.

95
For a previous production
Enchanting, Delightful, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy dancing, aerial arts, and a sexy good time.

Don't see it if you're expecting a children's show or a family friendly version of the Nutcracker.

94
For a previous production
Sexy, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if A modern and sexy take on the Nutcracker. Almost naked, talented performers. Extreamly sexy and erotic acts in beautiful new theater.

Don't see it if You don’t like the L train. Lol. Sexy performers. Smoke.

91
For a previous production
Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like burlesque, opera and aerial work with costume changes

Don't see it if You abhor nudity and want a traditional musucal

91
For a previous production
Great writing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if If you love tap dancing. Want to know bio of James Cagney. Like live music on stage. Wonderful lyrics and staging. Choreography awesome

Don't see it if Looking for splashy musical with big acts. Not interested in dancing

Also I saw it with understudy who deserves a Tony. Hooray Freddie

90
For a previous production
Must see, Intense, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like burlesque, great shows and singing

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

90
For a previous production
Great dancing, Great singing, Great staging, Raunchy, Ambitious

See it if If you appreciate modern dance, sexuality and Bulesque.

Don't see it if If you’re not into shows that have a lot of sexuality or hate concept works.

Also What a wonderful production and modern update of a timeless classic. C... Read more Read less

90
For a previous production
Refreshing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like the nutcracker in a contemporary athletic setting. Nice interpretation with Cirque charm. Well performed.

Don't see it if You are offended by risqué or some scantily clad performers. This is part of the ambience and very well done.

90
For a previous production
Indulgent, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if a burlesque show that incorporates Louis XIV era fashion, baroque aesthetics, and a loose interpretation of the Nutcracker piques interest.

Don't see it if you want a faithful adaptation of the Nutcracker, dislike bawdy humor, or are opposed to sexual fantasies being openly displayed.

90
For a previous production
Entertaining, Sexy, Sumptuous, Saucy, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy burlesque and cabaret-style shows in a nightclub atmosphere and are bored with typical holiday nutcracker shows.

Don't see it if you are a prude or a purist.

90
For a previous production
Exquisite, Indulgent, Sexy, Clever, Delightful

See it if you enjoy ballet, opera & pop, cabaret, fabulous sparkly costumes & a great talented near naked cast dancing, singing & doing acrobatics.

Don't see it if you are expecting a traditional Nutcracker, or even a parody of it, or if you are turned off by hilarious depictions of sex and seduction.

Also This is decidedly not your grandmother's Nutcracker! Part ballet, part... Read more Read less

90
For a previous production
Amazing acrobatics, Raunchy, Enchanting, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a very talented and exhibitionist cast preform great, creative and unique numbers of various songs, dance and acrobatics.

Don't see it if you need a clear plot and/or are offended by partial nudity and simulated sex acts.

Also This show is a lot of fun, but leave the kids home. It's not your gran... Read more Read less

90
For a previous production
Edgy, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if You like high quality, very entertaining and beautifully done burlesque

Don't see it if You want something traditional & conservative


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