Why Should You See My First Nutcracker

There are many reasons to come see My First Nutcracker, but today our cast and creative team share why they think you should see the show!
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We asked the cast and creative team:

Why Should Families See My First Nutcracker?

It is a fun, current take on an old favorite!

Alex Oliva

Clara Marie, My First Nutcracker

It promotes a space for kids to interact, have fun and learn about this amazing show that is a holiday tradition!

Fernando Moya Delgado

Nutcracker, Prince, Fritz, My First Nutcracker

They’ll have so much FUN!!!

Hilary Brown

Dewdrop Fairy and others, My First Nutcracker

It’s a perfect introduction to the “big kid” Nutcracker. In our show children are encouraged to participate, they learn a dance and get to enjoy a more interactive experience with Clara Marie and her friends.

John Pickup

Drosselmeyer & Others, My First Nutcracker

It is a joyful dancing bite-sized treat made just for little ones with imaginations. While there is plenty of sparkle and flair, we created a story for the heroes and friends who know a toy can bring an entire world to life.

Melissa Riker

Director and Choreographer, My First Nutcracker

It’s a short and very sweet take on an old classic

Carolyn Wong

Lighting Designer, My First Nutcracker

It is the timeless story but told in a wonderful, fun and creative new way! We have such terrific storytellers moving us through this piece and world we get to explore.

Sydney Prince

Production Stage Manager, My First Nutcracker

It is a great way to introduce your children to the world of dance in a very fun and entertaining way!

Dennis Ebert Jr.

Rehearsal Stage Manager, My First Nutcracker

It is a wonderful introduction to such a beautiful piece of classical music and dance. Even for people who have seen it before, the dialogue helps guide you along the holiday journey.

Evangeline Dillard

Props Manager, My First Nutcracker

Families should see My First Nutcracker because they will enjoy it.

Annie Simon

Costume Designer, My First Nutcracker

It’s a great way to introduce younger family members to the world of the Nutcracker.

Theron Wineinger

Scenic Designer, My First Nutcracker

It’s a beautiful introduction to an important piece of art

Megan Culley

Sound Designer, My First Nutcracker

It’s beautifully designed, interactive and fun!

Regina Gamboa

Wardrobe Supervisor, My First Nutcracker

It takes a classic Christmas tale and creates an interactive world for everyone to play and be a part of the story.

Kat Vaccaro

Alternate Wardrobe Supervisor , My First Nutcracker

My First Nutcracker

Adapted for young audiences by Barbara Zinn Krieger and directed and choreographed by Melissa Riker, NYCCT’s hit dance theater production returns to Theatre Row this holiday season!

My First Nutcracker celebrates and explores imagination, family, tradition, and female empowerment.

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