We wonder what Pyotr Ilyich would think if he knew what people wound up doing with his classic Nutcracker Ballet? Company XIV has been mounting their take on it all for the past 10 years. This year it’s called NUTCRACKER ROUGE Cocktails & Burlesque at Home. and its a mix of ballet/theater/cabaret/circus/performance art and even some opera thrown in
Since their first production of Nutcracker Rouge, in a warehouse in Gowanus, Brooklyn, the show has been critically and commercially acclaimed Conceived, choreographed and directed by Austin McCormick, the production has been called “dazzling and genius” (The NY Times), “the perfect hot date” (Time Out NY) and “the greatest holiday homage ever” (Huffington Post).
Having to get even more creative during the COVD Lockdown the company has recorded 8 brand new and signature acts at Théâtre XIV, their current home in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The first of these acts, featuring resident opera-singing aerialist, Marcy “Operagaga” Richardson, will premiere on Thanksgiving Day (November 26). Subsequent acts featuring circus, singing and sultry burlesque will be released weekly through New Year’s Eve (December 31).
The cast includes Erin Dillon, Jourdan Epstein, Christine Flores, Nicholas Katen, LEXXE, Lilin, Troy Lingelbach, Pretty Lamé, Brandon Looney, Laszlo Major, Nolan McKew, Jacoby Pruitt, Demi Remick, Marcy Richardson, Scott Schneider, Chanel Stone, Hannah Straney, Sam Urdang and Marcos Antonio Vasquez.
And if that is not enough to tempt you, Austin McCormick, Founder and Artistic Director, has curated an ultra-luxe cocktail kit to accompany the performances shipped directly to patrons at home. The kit includes bespoke cocktail recipes, gold-plated barware, a collection of garnishes and bitters, and 24 premium spirits, liqueurs, champagne and wine. Sensual cocktail lessons taught by the beauties of XIV will be released alongside each
NUTCRACKER ROUGE AT HOME
Priced at $150, the package includes 8 newly filmed streaming acts from Nutcracker Rouge, released weekly beginning Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, and 8 sensual cocktail lessons taught by the beauties of Company XIV who will show you step-by-step instructions for creating each deliciously immersive Nutcracker themed cocktail.
Priced at $350, the package includes everything in “NUTCRACKER ROUGE AT HOME” and a gold-plated barware set. Create cocktails in style with a gold-plated shaker, crystal mixing glass and other professional accoutrement. Your home bar will dazzle.
VIP LUXE PACKAGE
Priced at $1,600, the package includes everything in the “GOLD PACKAGE,” along with a curated cocktail kit featuring 24 bottles of premium spirits, liqueurs, champagne and wines, and a mélange of delicious bitters and decadent garnishes. Imbibe like royalty with the ultra-deluxe experience for Cocktails & Burlesque at Home. The best part is you don’t have to leave your castle, everything is shipped directly to you.
Purchase packages at https://companyxiv.com/nutcracker-rouge