Dances Patrelle presents The Yorkville Nutcracker from December 10-13, 2015 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC. Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm; and Sunday at 12pm and 5pm. Tickets are $45-85 (student and senior discounts available) and are available at www.dancespatrelle.org, by phone at 212-772-4448, or in person at The Kaye Playhouse Box Office.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Yorkville Nutcracker, set in 1895, which includes lavish sets and costumes and takes the audience on a tour through 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. The Yorkville Nutcracker provides an opportunity for young dancers to dance alongside professional artists. This year, Abi Stafford and Adrian Danchig-Waring, both Principal Dancers with New York City Ballet, return as the Sugar Plum and Cavalier. Other dancers include John-Mark Owen and Julie Voshell dancing the Arabian Divertissement and Matthew Dibble,Justin Peck, Therese Wendler and Nadezhda Vostrikov alternating as the Snow King and Queen.