The Yorkville Nutcracker at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
212-772-4448 www.dancespatrelle.org $45-$85
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The Dances Patrelle company presents the 18th annual production of choreographer Francis Patrelle's unique rendition of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's holiday classic The Nutcracker. Set in 1895, The Yorkville Nutcracker takes the audience on an action-packed tour of Olde New York's most beloved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden, and skating in Central Park. Lavish sets and costumes, enchanting music and beautiful dancers from ages 5 to 65 complete this thrilling production, with New York City Ballet principals Jenifer Ringer and Jared Angle as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. Matthew Dibble, a soloist in Royal Ballet who performed on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away, will join the show as the Snow Boy.