The Nutcracker

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Date(s) - 2021-12-19
2:00 pm

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The Nutcracker is an 1892 two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto is adapted from E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”.

Adapted from: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Music
The Nutcracker (1892) Peter Ilyich Tschaikovsky

Premiere
February 2, 1954, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama

Original Cast
Maria Tallchief, Nicholas Magallanes, Tanaquil Le Clercq, Michael Arshansky, Alberta Grant, Susan Kaufman, Paul Nickel

Costumes
Karinska. Masks by Lawrence Vlady

Set
Horace Armistead, Rouben Ter-Arutunian (1964)

Lighting
Jean Rosenthal