Nutcracker Rouge by Théâtre XIV
A holiday classic stunningly and raunchily revamped
Ballet? We’ve seen it all. It’s one of those LVSTER assignments we beg for. From the legendary Lincoln Center, to the iconic Joyce Theater, to way-off-the-map venues where future stars get splinters in their pointe shoes. Sometimes we even get dressed up. We know what makes a good ballet. Now, though, we know what makes a GREAT ballet: Comically large stuffed penises.
We’d heard good things about the super hot, very adult take on the Nutcracker tale at Bushwick’s Théâtre XIV, so we were ready.
AT-A-GLANCE: THE FUNDAMENTALS
That’s a lie. We were absolutely not ready. This is not the Nutcracker you know, even though it’s got all the gorgeous ballet and sublime songs like “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.” Company XIV has cranked up the sensuality, suggestiveness and no-holds-barred decadence. We’re talking heavenly bodies, glittery pasties, stripper poles, flexing, contorting, opera singers and world-class dancers mixing Ballet and Burlesque in ways that just feel super wrong, by which we mean super right.
And Théâtre XIV is a uniquely beautiful and intimate venue and bar, so we had enough delicious cocktails to forgive ourselves for getting SO, SO into it, alongside everyone else in the room.
Just go to Bushwick, go back in time, then go to confession the next day. It’s so worth it.
“NUTCRACKER ROUGE has been called ‘dazzling and genius’ (The New York Times), ‘the perfect hot date’ (Time Out NY), and ‘the greatest holiday homage ever’ (Huffington Post). Don’t miss Austin McCormick’s sparkling reimagining of the beloved Nutcracker tale told with sensual and opulent flair.”
“It’s as if the court of Louis XIV is transplanted to a nightclub, and the demure main character… gradually finds her bliss, shedding layers of clothing along the way.” — NYTimes
“Definitely leave the kids at home.” — Time Out New York
“Stay up late to see the scantily clad and supersexy dancers, aerialists, and opera singers.” — WhatShouldWeDo
“Unless you hate fun, whimsy, and hot bods, you absolutely won’t regret it.” — Kevin, on Yelp
“So many endless and provocative surprises. Will definitely be back every time I can when in NYC.” — Ellen, on Yelp
Say goodbye to the innocence of the classic Nutcracker ballet. Say hello to beautiful, scantily clad dancers, singers and acrobats here to make you sweat in the middle of winter. But just because it’s white-hot, doesn’t mean it’s some lukewarm send-up. There’s a real passion at work here, and it’s every bit as joyous as the original, albeit in a very different, very adult way.
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+ FOR THE MUSIC
+ FOR BEING TRANSPORTED
+ FOR THE SONG & DANCE
+ FOR THE GIGGLES
Date: Now through January 26th
Cost: $115 – $465
Adults only, Ballet, Brooklyn, Burlesque, Date Night, Theatre
383 Troutman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237 United States
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