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The Hard Nut

Opening Date: Dec 12, 2024

Closing Date: Dec 22, 2024

Running Time: 02:00

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Playing @

BAM Opera House

30 Lafayette Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Unquestionably a classic in its own right, the Mark Morris Dance Group's boisterous reimagining of Tchaikovsky’s beloved The Nutcracker—a sly retro-modern treatment based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's original story and the comic book art of Charles Burns—comes home to BAM for the holidays. A cascade of wit and wintry beauty featuring Morris’ lyrical modern dance choreography, this lavish, gender-bent love letter to a canonical ballet transplants the story from the strait-laced 1890s to the swinging 70s, with raucous parties, dancing G.I. Joes, whimsical costumes and a “Waltz of the Snowflakes” like no other. Tchaikovsky’s complete score, performed live by the MMDG Music Ensemble, drives this colorful retelling, which playfully preserves the warm spirit of an essential holiday tradition.
Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 intermission


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Mark Morris

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Wheelchair Info

Six locations: Three areas in rear orchestra. Can accommodate two wheelchairs each.


The Opera House seats 2,086.Orchestra level of Opera House on main level, directly off lobby.


Elevator: Attended. Accesses all floors. Braille lettering.

Passenger Loading Zone



Ashland Place.


Six steps up from street into main lobby. One handrail.Alternate entrance: Saint Felix St. Unmarked. Ramp (1.5" lip) into main lobby. Double doors (heavy). Security will assist.

Box Office

Main lobby. Counters 49".


Rear of orchestra. Door 29". Stall door 31". Commode 17.5". Grab bars.

Water Fountain

Main lobby. Spout 35".


Main lobby to right of alternate entrance. Cord 27".

Assisted Listening System


Visual Assistance


Directions Subway

2, 3, 4, 5, D, Q to Atlantic Ave; B, M, N, R to Pacific St

Directions Bus

B25, 26, 38, 52

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Public Transportation

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By Subway:

2, 3, 4, 5, D, Q to Atlantic Ave; B, M, N, R to Pacific St

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By Bus:

B25, 26, 38, 52