The Hard Nut
Howard Gilman Opera House
Brooklyn, New York — United States
December 14, 2018
December 15, 2018
2:00 pm, 7:30 pm
December 16, 2018
The Hard Nut Family Party
December 20, 2018
December 21, 2018
December 22, 2018
2:00 pm, 7:30 pm
December 23, 2018
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
Please note: BAM requires that audience members be at least 4 years old.
|Louise/Princess Pirlipat||Lesley Garrison|
|Dr Stahlbaum/King||Mark Morris|
|Mrs Stahlbaum/Queen||John Heginbotham|
|Nutcracker/Young Drosselmeier||Aaron Loux|
Special Event Ticket Packages
The Hard Nut Family Party — Sunday, December 16, 3pm
A day full of fun and hot chocolate for families—featuring a 20% discount on a family package of tickets and a post-show party at the Dance Center with opportunities to meet the cast.
These special ticket packages are available only through MMDG.