Keith Michael's The Nutcracker

Keith Michael's The Nutcracker

One Weekend Only!

Marie and her Nutcracker Prince return to Florence Gould Hall for 8 performances only!

Read what critics have to say about Keith Michael's The Nutcracker...

“An appealing surprise turned up at the small but always intelligent and appealing New York Theatre Ballet…. Keith Michael has replaced his own Nutcracker, performed from 1985-2010, with a new version and it’s a honey…It’s completely ingenious the way he deploys the pretty cut-out scenery (by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith) and the equally charming costumes (by Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan), and it’s extraordinary the way he achieves so much with so small an ensemble. What’s more, the choreography is musical and inventive-and fun.  The atmosphere is relaxed and rowdy, the experience a happy one. Don’t forget this one at Nutcracker time next year!” – Robert Gottlieb, The New York Observer

"Situated, delightfully, on top of a mantelpiece and embellished in turn-of-the-20th-century Art Nouveau style, real people and figurines mingle, somewhat surreally, against a protean set designed by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith.  Though aimed principally at young children, the production's many clever details, and its crisp, unsentimental, high-octane storytelling have proven equally irresistible to more jaded adults... The magic stays with us well beyond the hour." - Carla Escoda, The Huffington Post


December 19: 1pm, 6pm
December 20: 11am, 1pm, 3:30pm
December 21: 11am, 1pm, 3:30pm

Purchase Tickets

The Early Bird Subscription Sale is being EXTENDED!  Single tickets are now on sale, but you can still get the BEST deals on packages for all 4 ballets or pick your 3 favorites!  Ordering is easy... just fill out the order form and send it to or mail it to New York Theatre Ballet.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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