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New York Theatre Ballet presents Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker

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New York Theatre Ballet presents Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker

Time: December 15, 2017 at 6pm to December 17, 2017 at 6pm
Location: Florence Gould Hall, 55 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022
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Event Discipline: dance, family
Organized By: Michelle Tabnick Communications
Latest Activity: Nov 2, 2017

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Event Description

New York Theatre Ballet returns to Florence Gould Hall with their popular and critically acclaimed production of Keith Michael's THE NUTCRAKER from December 15-17, 2017. This is a timeless, inventive re-imagined classic danced to Tchaikovsky's beloved score and set in an Art Nouveau style, circa 1907. The set is designed by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, and costumes are designed by Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan (Resident Costume Designer at the Metropolitan Opera).


...the production has sweetness, fun and intimacy. 

...Although I've seen other productions feature a Marzipan Shepherdess with dancing sheep in Act II, this one, with the tiniest child who goes on dancing for the audience until the last possible moment, is especially irresistible.

-- Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times


...Keith Michael has made an hour mini ballet intended primarily for little kids but equally enchanting for ancients like me. It's completely ingenious the way he deploys the pretty cut-out scenery and the equally charming costumes and it's extraordinary the way he accomplishes so much with so small an ensemble. What's more, the choreography is musical and inventive and fun. These are committed dancers, at much at home in this classic as they were in Tudor, Cunningham and Alston the last time I saw them.

-- Robert Gottlieb, New York Observer


It's a charming production that sheds light on what constitutes "kid friendly": bright colors, quick scene changes, lots of props and an atmosphere tolerant of chattering, squealing audience members.

-- Siobhan Burke, The New York Times


NYTB's The Nutcracker performances are from December 15-17, 2017 at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC (between Park and Madison Avenues). Performances are Friday, December 15 at 6pm as well as Saturday, December 16 and Sunday December 17 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm. Tickets are $24 for children (12 and under) and $34 for adults, and are available online at, via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787, or in person at the Florence Gould Hall box office at (212) 355-6160. For group sales: 212-679-0401 or email




With its ever-expanding repertory, New York Theatre Ballet's cutting-edge programming brings fresh insight to classic revivals, paired with the modern sensibilities of both established and up-and-coming choreographers. Going strong after 38 years, New York Theatre Ballet's diversity in repertory explores the past while boldly taking risks on the future.


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