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December 12-21 • BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Call 718.636.4100 • BAM Box Office, Peter Jay Sharp Building • 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

ABT offers the FINAL PERFORMANCES ever in New York City of Alexei Ratmansky's acclaimed The Nutcracker when it concludes its 5-year engagement at BAM this December. As the lights dim and Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score fills the air, join young Clara for a dreamlike journey amid colorful, larger-than-life scenery, magical toy soldiers, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes, and a glittering Christmas tree! With an impressive cast of over 100 performers, ABT’s acclaimed production of The Nutcracker features sets and costumes by Richard Hudson (Tony®-Award-winner for The Lion King set designs) with choreography by ABT’s Artist in Residence, Alexei Ratmansky.

The Nutcracker is bound to be a treasured memory whether you’re four or ninety-four!



Getting to BAM

SUBWAY: B, C, D, G, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains all stop within three blocks of BAM

MTA BUS: B25, B26, B41, B45, B52, B63, and B67 all stop within three blocks of BAM

CAR & TAXI: BAM, centrally located off Atlantic and Flatbush Aves, is easily accessible from both the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, as well as the BQE. For detailed driving directions go to BAM.org/directions

American Ballet Theatre welcomes children and families to experience the magic of classical ballet during its performances of The Nutcracker. While parents should use their discretion based on the maturity level of their children, ABT recommends that children be at least 4 years of age to attend The Nutcracker. In determining if your child should attend ABT, it is important to know the child must be able to sit quietly and not disrupt the performance for other patrons. If a child becomes disruptive during a performance, BAM’s ushers will require the child and the accompanying adult to leave the auditorium to watch the remainder of the performance on a video monitor in the Natman room without refund of the ticket purchase. All attendees, regardless of age from infant to adult, must have a ticket to enter BAM and must sit in the seat indicated on the ticket.

ABT is committed to honoring its performance calendar for The Nutcracker engagement at BAM, and it is ABT’s policy not to cancel performances due to weather conditions. If patrons cannot attend a performance, for whatever reason, they may donate the tickets back to the Company only by calling BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100 prior to the performance to receive a tax-receipt.

Ticket holders are responsible for noting date and time on their tickets. Unfortunately, ABT is not responsible if the performance is missed by ticket holders for any reason, including inclement weather, traffic conditions, plane cancellations or late arrivals, personal or family illness or competing events. All ticket sales are final and not subject to exchange.

Casts and prices are subject to change.

Savor your experience at The Nutcracker even more when you enjoy a pre- or post-performance feast!
The following restaurants are located in Brooklyn for your consideration:

BAM Café
321 Ashland Place (718) 636-4100

Caffe e Vino
112 Dekalb Avenue (718) 855-6222

246 Dekalb Avenue (718) 789-2778

No. 7
7 Greene Avenue (718) 522-6370

Olea Restaurant
171 Lafayette Avenue (718) 643-7003

63 Lafayette Avenue (718) 545-2382

Luz Restaurant
177 Vanderbilt Avenue (718) 246-4000

Locanda Vini e Olii
129 Gates Avenue (718) 622-9202

243 Dekalb Avenue (718) 622-5300

For our out-of-town visitors to ABT’s The Nutcracker, the following hotels are suggested lodging options near
BAM in Brooklyn, NY:


Aloft New York Brooklyn Hotel
216 Duffield Street (718) 256-3833

Condor Hotel Brooklyn

56 Franklin Avenue (718) 526-6367

Hotel Le Bleu Brooklyn

370 4th Avenue (718) 625-1500

New York Marriott At The Brooklyn Bridge

333 Adams Street (888) 436-3759

Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel

228 Duffield Street (718) 855-1900

King & Grove Williamsburg

160 North 12th Street (718) 218-7500

NU Hotel
85 Smith Street (718) 852-8585