The Bang Group's Notorious "Nut/Cracked"

"Snow Pas de Trois" Left to right: Jeffrey Kazin, David Parker, Amber Sloan. Photo: Yi Chun Wu

The Bang Group's notorious holiday Nut/Cracked returns for its 16th anniversary season for three performances, Dec. 20-22, at The Flea. David Parker's comic, subversive, neo-vaudeville version of has taken this favorite Christmas show and torn it apart. Mixing Tchaikovsky’s original score with music by Duke Ellington, Glen Miller and others, the company turns the sugar-coated ballet into a percussive piece of dance theatre. Expect tap dancing, singing and some unusual pointe shoe activity. Nothing is sacred in Nutcracked.

December 20-22  (Thursday & Friday at 7 pm and Saturday at 3 pm)

The Flea, 20 Thomas Street

Tickets: $35-$55

Reservations: 212.226.0051  or  www.theflea.org