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7 events
5 reviews
1 stars
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6 reviews
8 stars
The main entrance to the theater is on 68 Street. Several patrons, me included, came along 69 St. And had difficulty finding the entrance. None of the passersby knew where I theater was even though it is only half a block away! Very New York!
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"The Yorkville Nutcracker"
47 ratings
4.3 average rating
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5 events
1 review
8 stars
attended Dec 13 2015

I took my 6 year old son. I have tried to make this a family tradition. Last year went to BAM, and he preferred that performance. This one was ok, but not very good. The tradition ended this year.

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100 events
70 reviews
10 stars
attended Dec 12 2015

Excellent production with superb dancers and great costumes.
A very nice theater. I sat in the last row in the balcony and had a great seat with an perfect view. The negative was the lack of an elevator which meant one had to climb many stairs if...continued

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Leslie Kiss
67 events
13 reviews
17 stars
attended Dec 05 2013

I enjoyed the setting of old NY. My favorite part was the skaters on the pond in Central Park. The dancers were great especially the young Maria. I loved the costumes and there was this sweet little boy as a Chinese page who was adorable. I...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

  • “The Patrelle Yorkville Nutcracker, set in a bygone New York, appeals to the tourist in me: it’s so full of New York and American detail (even Theodore Roosevelt makes an appearance) that I wanted to watch it again to notice more of what it tells of local history.”—The New York Times


The production runs two hours, including one intermission.

About the Ticket Supplier: Dances Patrelle

Dances Patrelle (dP) is a dynamic professional ballet company celebrating their 25th season! dP presents two annual seasons in New York — the timeless holiday tradition, The Yorkville Nutcracker, and a spring repertory season.

Francis Patrelle’s body of work includes over 50 original ballets choreographed for Dances Patrelle, and spans an incredibly wide range of styles, from his beloved American Songbook collection, to such contemporary classics as Romeo and Juliet, Madame X, Macbeth and Rhapsody in Blue. Heralded by Lynn Garafola in Dance Magazine as a choreographer with “a personal vision…classical because it is rooted in metaphor and symbolic language [and] populist because of its legibility and broad cultural resonance,” Patrelle has also cultivated a long-time collaboration with composer Patrick Soluri, commissioning four original scores including 2009’s Murder at the Masque.

Known for attracting the great talent of each generation, Dances Patrelle is pleased to count ballet stars Marcelo Gomes, Maria Riccetto, Donald Williams, Lourdes Lopez, Jock Soto, Merrill Ashley and prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory among its past and present dancers.

For 25 seasons, Dances Patrelle has tapped into the human experience, connecting intimately with the audience and continuously reinventing dramatic dance.