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The Knickerbocker Suite


The Knickerbocker Suite features New York City landmarks, such as The Statue of Liberty, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and NY sports teams, weaved into the time-honored holiday tale of The Nutcracker. Classic Nutcracker scenes like “The Land of the Snow” are transformed into a snowy frenzy of shoppers dancing in and out of stores like Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s for last minute gifts. Perhaps one of the more well-known scenes, “Mother Ginger and her Polichinelles,” will be played by the Statue of Liberty and dancing immigrants who just arrived from Ellis Island.

With scenes of shoppers on Fifth Avenue, the angels at Rockefeller Center, the Statue of Liberty, NY sports teams and the romance of Central Park in the winter, The Knickerbocker Suite is a celebration of New York City, its culture and the magic of the holiday season. The production with a story by artist, Elliott Arkin, features an opening scene with narration by Tony Award winner, Michael Cerveris; the choreography of Deborah Wingert, Brian Reeder, Marina Stavitskaya & Natalia Boesch.

Knickerbocker auditions are open to all and are not limited to MYB students. Auditions for this year's production will be held September 21st, 2024. Additional information and registration will be available September 1st. A Knickerbocker Performance fee applies.

Performance Dates will be December Dec. 5th-8th, and 12th-15th, 2024


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