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Company XIV’s Nutcracker Rouge Turns 13
November 22, 2023, 5:31.58 pm ET


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Company XIV’s popular holiday offering “Nutcracker Rouge” has begun its 13th anniversary engagement at Brooklyn’s Theater XIV (383 Troutman Street). Created and directed by Austin McCormick, this naughty take on the classic ballet features circus artists, enchanting chanteuses, burlesque dancers, and baroque extravagance fashion.

The cast stars Storm Marrero and Brandon Looney as Dosselmeyer, Megumi “Meg” Iwama and Ellen Akashi as Marie-Claire, Marcos Antonio and Jack Blackmon as Nutcracker Prince, Robyn Adele Anderson and Melike Konur as Sugar Queens, Nolan as Candy Cane, Lola Carter as Cherries, Alisa Mae and Kylie Rose as Champagne, Uys du Buisson as Absinthe, TJ as Turkish Delight, Daniel Darling as Cotton Candy, and Duane Gosa as Mother Ginger. The ensemble includes Erin Dillon, Nicholas Katen, Clarisa Patton and Morgan Lee Wade.

The anniversary was marked by a special performance on November 20 hosted by Tony Award winner J. Harrison Ghee. Guests included Bruce Sussman, Rob Shuter, Peppermint, Jared Dixon, Julie Benko, Danny Kornfeld, Steven Telsey, Sean Bell, Andrew O’Shanick, Kolton Krouse, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Linedy Genao, Jordan Dobson, Marti Cummings, Olivia Lux, Brita Filter and more.

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