The Nutcracker has been a Christmas staple for generations. The ballet with Tchaikovsky’s music is iconic with its sweeping score and jubilant choreography. But what happens if The Nutcracker ended up on Santa’s naughty list? You get Company XIV’s sexy burlesque inspired Nutcracker Rouge, a hot and heavy evening of dance and celebration.
Austin McCormick you’ll be still have a fantastic time watching has his hands filled as he conceived, directed, and choreographed the production. With the burlesque feel ever-present, there are occasional jarring moments including the random song and dance to “Material Girl”. But luckily, the production is a stunning spectacle. Nutcracker Rouge is an aesthetic wonderland of color and splendor. Jeanette Yew’s lights are vibrant and variant, showcasing Zane Pihistrom’s costumes on the scantily clad ensemble.
If you’re looking for something that will put you in the festive spirit Nutcracker Rouge is definitely for you. Even if a sexy night at the theater is not your cup of tea, you’ll still have your sweet tooth satisfied.