The Hard Nut
Howard Gilman Opera House
Brooklyn, New York — United States
December 10, 2016
2:00 pm, 7:30 pm
December 11, 2016
The Hard Nut Family Day
December 14, 2016
Join us for The Hard Nut Benefit
December 15, 2016
December 16, 2016
December 17, 2016
2:00 pm, 7:30 pm
December 18, 2016
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
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
Special Event Ticket Packages
The Hard Nut Family Day — Sunday, December 11
A day full of fun and hot chocolate for families—featuring discounts on ticket prices, post-show activities at the Dance Center, and opportunities to meet the cast!
The Hard Nut Benefit — Wednesday, December 14
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Hard Nut with premium performance seating and a post-show reception with Mark Morris and the cast. Benefit proceeds support MMDG's year-round programs and underwrite show tickets for youth and families in the community.
These special ticket packages are available only through MMDG.
Contact Tyler Mercer for reservations.