'The Yorkville Nutcracker' - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
E. 68th St. - 212-772-4448
Upper East Side, NY 10021
Description: Dances Patrelle presents the 17th 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 be-loved 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 5-65 complete this thrilling production, with New York City Ballet principals Jenifer Ringer and Jared Angle as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. In addition, Amaker Smith currently appearing in the hit TV show "SMASH" and "Therese Wendler," who most recently danced Aurora in "Sleeping Beauty" with the Connecticut Ballet, will portray the Snow King and Queen.