Gordin's View

Nutcracker Rouge

Steven Trumon Gray, Laura Careless

Company XIV presented an outstanding revival of their sexy hit holiday show, Nutcracker Rouge, conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick.

Nutcracker Rouge is a sparkling reimagining of the beloved Nutcracker tale told with erotic, sensual and opulent flair. Award-winning director/choreographer Austin McCormick created a baroque-burlesque confection of theatre, dance, music, circus, opera, fashion and sumptuous design as you immersed yourself in a hedonistic display of gorgeous and decadent winter entertainment. Nutcracker Rouge is a thrillingly unique fusion of nightlife and theatre.

Steven Trumon Gray, Laura Careless

Company XIV presented an outstanding revival of their sexy hit holiday show, Nutcracker Rouge, conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick.

Nutcracker Rouge is a sparkling reimagining of the beloved Nutcracker tale told with erotic, sensual and opulent flair. Award-winning director/choreographer Austin McCormick created a baroque-burlesque confection of theatre, dance, music, circus, opera, fashion and sumptuous design as you immersed yourself in a hedonistic display of gorgeous and decadent winter entertainment. Nutcracker Rouge is a thrillingly unique fusion of nightlife and theatre.


The extremely talented cast included Hilly Bodin, Laura Careless, Lea Helle, Jakob Karr, Nicholas Katen, Ross Katen, Malik Kitchen, Mark Osmundsen, Davon Rainey, Marcy Richardson, Steven Trumon Gray, Brett Umlauf, Nicole von Arx and Shelly Watson.

The design team are Zane Pihlstrom (Costume & Set Design), Jeanette Yew (Lighting Design) and Sarah Cimino (Makeup Design).

The production team are Nataliya Vasilyeva (Production Stage Manager), Michael DiFonzo (General Manager), Emma Greger (Company Manager), Audrey Nauman (Wardrobe Supervisor) and John Starmer (Technical Director). Company XIV is sponsored by MAC Cosmetics.

Shelly Watson, Laura Careless

Nutcracker Rouge runs Off-Broadway from November 25, 2015 to January 17, 2016  at the Minetta Lane Theatre, located at 18 Minetta Lane between MacDougal Street and 6th Avenue in New York City. Previews begin November 25 for a December 2 opening. Performances are Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 5pm. Tickets from $50 to $85 with premium and VIP seating from $100 to $175.

Visit http://www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000. “$30 Under 30!” $30 rush tickets are available at the box office beginning two hours prior to curtain for patrons under the age of 30. Limit of one ticket per ID. Check website for latest updates and show times. The running time is approximately two hours including one intermission.

The show contains partial nudity – 16 & over admitted.

The Minetta Lane Theatre is accessible from the A, B, C, D, E, F, or M trains to West 4th St. or the 1 train to Christopher St.
Photography: Mark Shelby Perry 
Next up Company XIV’s Snow White January 26- March 12th, 2015

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Joe Torre, Shelly Watson
Brett Umlauf (on left wearing black boots) and Laura Careless (on right) with cast
Lea Helle, Marcy Richardson (on hoop) and Laura Careless
Davon Rainey, Laura Careless
Laura Careless (on floor) and Cast
Laura Careless, Steven Trumon Gray