Adapted by Barbara Zinn Krieger

Direction and Choregraphy by Melissa Riker

Theatre Three
Pay What You Can Available

All tickets include a $2.50 Restoration Fee
$4.00 Service Fee will be added to tickets purchased online or by phone

My First Nutcracker

A dance theater production that celebrates and explores imagination, family, tradition, and female empowerment.

You’ve been invited to Clara-Marie’s holiday party! Join Clara-Marie and the Prince as they travel to a magical kingdom filled with delicious treats, dancing flowers, and a pesky mouse king in this interactive holiday classic reimagined for your youngest theatergoers!

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

  • My First Nutcracker is a 50-minute dance-theater piece best for ages 3-8 
  • Clara Marie, The Mouse King, and other characters walk through the audience in the aisles during the show.
  • Audience members will be invited to dance with the performers during the show.
  • Tickets are required for all guests. Guests under the age of 2 may purchase a lap seat for $5 (cash only) from the box office on the performance day.
  • The performances on Sunday, December 11th at 2pm and Saturday, December 17th at 11am are sensory friendly performances. Sensory friendly performances are designed to create a welcoming environment for all families with children on the autism spectrum and related conditions. Modifications include the house lights staying on at a low level, lowering the sound levels, and acknowledging that audience members might verbalize throughout the performance.


Vaccination Requirements:

Proof of vaccination is no longer required for entry.  

Click here for our full COVID-19 safety policy and vaccination requirements. 

Masks must be worn inside the building at all times.


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