4. The Nutcracker Rouge
Photograph by Mark Shelby Perry , Courtesy of Company XIV
If you are looking for a fantastical escape on Thanksgiving night, The Nutcracker Rogue is a “baroque burlesque confection” that offers the audience a sensual and exotic take on the classic Christmas ballet. The production is directed and choreographed by Company XIV founder Austin McCormick, who is also the current choreographer of Samson et Dalila at the Metropolitan Opera. The Nutcracker Rogue features ballet, burlesque, a Cyr wheel performance, pole dancing, and opera performed by a cast decked in skimpy yet lavish costumes designed by Zane Pihlstrom on an equally opulent set, also designed Pihlstrom.
Shows run Thursdays through Sundays and select Wednesdays and Mondays. The engagement will run through January 13th.