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BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)

The Hard Nut

Howard Gilman Opera House

Brooklyn, New York — United States

Performances Times

December 12, 2015

7:30 pm

December 13, 2015

1:00 pm, 6:00 pm

December 16, 2015

7:30 pm

The Hard Nut Benefit

December 17, 2015

7:30 pm

December 18, 2015

7:30 pm

December 19, 2015

2:00 pm, 7:30 pm

December 20, 2015

1:00 pm

Works Performed

The Hard Nut

Music - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Hard Nut returns home to BAM this holiday season.

A cascade of wit and wintry beauty featuring Morris’ lyrical modern dance choreography, this lavish, gender-bent love letter to a classic transplants the story from the straight-laced 1890s to the swinging 70s, with raucous parties, dancing G.I. Joes, whimsical costumes, and a Waltz of the Snowflakes like no other. Tchaikovsky’s complete original score, performed live by the 53-piece MMDG Music Ensemble drives this colorful retelling, which playfully preserves the warm spirit of an essential holiday tradition.


Based on the book by E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Featuring the MMDG Music Ensemble and The Hard Nut Singers (an ensemble of Music and Singing students from The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center – learn how your child can join this group)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker, Op. 71

Set design by Adrianne Lobel
Costume design by Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting design by James F. Ingalls

Production based on the work of Charles Burns


Join us for a festive benefit event celebrating BAM and the Mark Morris Dance Group on Wednesday, December 16 at 9:30pm. Event details >