The Brooklyn Nutcracker is Back!
We are thrilled to present the return of The Brooklyn Nutcracker, December 7-16, at the Irondale Center in downtown Brooklyn. Following a sold-out premiere season in 2016, The Brooklyn Nutcracker fuses ballet, hip-hop and an array of world dance genres to create a new tradition for today’s audience. A re-imagined holiday classic, this critically acclaimed work transforms familiar Nutcracker characters and scenes to represent the diverse traditions and vibrant multicultural history of Brooklyn.
Our unique collaboration with tech-based artists and designers provide audiences with a multi-sensory experience, exploring ground-breaking technology of light and motion-responsive costumes. Within moments, the digital set and backdrop transports the plot from historical old Dutch Brooklyn to the iconic Flatbush Avenue—in an homage to the county of Kings.
“The Brooklyn Nutcracker was born in 2010 on a Brooklyn street corner, a dance collaboration between a petite ballerina and a large hip-hop dancer. Passersby were mesmerized so I knew we were on to something,” explains artistic director Lynn Parkerson. “Last year’s sold-out season confirmed that Brooklynites loved seeing a holiday classic, personalized to the places they call home.”
Thursday, December 7 at 7:00pm*
Friday, December 8 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 9 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm
Monday, December 11 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30pm
Thursday, December 14 at 7:30pm
Friday, December 15 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, December 16 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm
*An opening night Gala reception at Maison May follows the performance. More information here.
Three additional student performances for public schools held on December 11, 12 and 14 at 11:30 a. m.
TICKETS and VENUE INFORMATION
Prices start at $25.
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Irondale is located at 85 South Oxford Street in Brooklyn, New York. The theater is accessible by Subway: C to Lafayette; B, D, M, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street; and G to Fulton Street.