7:00 pm–8:00 pm
The Ailey Studio Theater (405 West 55th Street)
Ajkun Ballet Theatre Company presents the magical Nutcracker suite, restaged by director Chiara Ajkun, in the intimacy of its studio. The one hours show takes you and the magic toys of Herr Drosselmeyer through the Battle with the Mice into the Land of Sweets to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. The setting affords the audience a close-up to the performers and the opportunity to meet and take pictures with the Dancers at the end. Ticket sales fund A Ticket to Dream, offering complimentary tickets to the underprivileged and free performances to hospitalized children.