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New York City Ballet ‘George Balanchine The Nutcracker’

New York City Ballet’s George Balanchine The Nutcracker is New York City’s big Nutcracker production.

Most ballet companies in the United States do Nutcracker productions because it is the big ballet moneymaker. It also gives young dancers a chance to perform on stage with company stars.

NYCB Makes One of America’s Big Nutcrackers

The NYCB Nutcracker is a big production. Tschaikovsky’s score and Balanchine’s choreography are presented by 90 dancers, 62 musicians, 32 stagehands and a rotating cast of 50 students from New York City Ballet’s School of American Ballet.

New York City Ballet turns us all back into children with a one-ton Christmas tree that grows from 12 feet to 40 feet right before your eyes. The costume for Mother Ginger, the dancer with all those children under her dress, weighs 85 pounds, is nine feet wide, and requires a stage crew of three. Somehow they keep all those snowflakes white through 47 performances.

New York City Ballet Nutcracker (2017)

New York City Ballet performs George Balanchine The Nutcracker at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center from November 25 – December 31, 2017.

Tickets go on sale in early September.

New York City Ballet Nutcracker Tickets

Box Office

David H. Koch Theater
20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
(Columbus Ave at 63rd)

Monday: 10 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 8:30 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am - 7:30 pm


Center Charge (212) 496-0600



Visit the David H. Koch Theater

David H. Koch Theater
20 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023


(1) to 66th St - Lincoln Center


M5, M7, M10, M66, and M104


There are entrances to Lincoln Center's Parking Garage on Amsterdam Ave, 62nd St, and 65th St.

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