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YULE SHUL VS. NUTCRACKER: Rated R - A Love Show Holiday Extravaganza at (le) poisson rouge

For the first time since 2012, "Nutcracker: Rated R" returns to NYC! For two magical nights only, The Love Show brings back the best excerpts of their legendary underground ballet (last seen in Tokyo), peppered with guest numbers from their multi-culti holiday variety romp, "Yule Shul"! Two delightful evenings of everything naughty and nice, featuring dance, song, burlesque, circus, magic and more! A perfect holiday show for those who love Christmas, Hanukkah, The Nutcracker, and everything in between!

VIP Table seating*: $30 in advance, $35 day of show
Table Seating*: $20 in advance, $25 day of show
Standing Room: $10 in advance, $15 day of show
* 2 item minimum for seated guests

Thursday & Friday, December 22 & 23, 2016
Doors at 7, show at 8.

(le) poisson rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

"Nutcracker: Rated R" was born in 2006 at Theater for the New City, and played in NYC for seven seasons, moving to the American Theatre of Actors and, eventually, (le) poisson rouge. In 2012, it transferred to Tokyo, Japan. Combining genres as far flung as ballet, burlesque, contemporary and hip hop, NC:RR cracks open the heart of the classic children's ballet to uncover drugs, sex, family secrets and all the other delights that make the Holidays so special. Here's some of what people have said about it:

"... roguishly flirtatious..."

- Alistair Macaulay, The New York Times

"... hilariously kinky... distinctly twisted... holiday fare."

- Ruth La Ferla, The New York Times

"Naughty & nice"

- Leigh Witchel, The New York Post

"It sure isn't your New York City Ballet Nutcracker, but it's a hell of a lot more fun."

- Kerri Allen,

"... it's extraordinary. It's a wonderful, theatrical accomplishment."

- F. Murray Abraham

"Yule Shul" is The Love Show's reverentially irreverent, non-denominational variety cabaret, celebrating the holiday season in all of it's glory and madness. It debuted at The Slipper Room, and is emceed by that jolly old Ashkenazic elf, Rabbi Shlomo Claus (aka, David F. Slone, Esq.)!

The Love Show is a theatrical Dance Company based in Brooklyn that combines cabaret, ballet, rock, comedy and theater into creative performances all over the US and beyond. The Love Show has entertained all audiences, rocking stages from Lebowskifest to The Public's Shakespeare in The Park. The Love Show was commissioned to perform original choreography for clients including Banksy, Veuve Clicquot, Bacardi, and Vogue Magazine.

An active presence on the New York art scene, The Love Show was also awarded a week long residency with Chashama, and recently closed the seventh season of their very popular holiday show, "Nutcracker: Rated R", which they also performed in Tokyo. The Love Show also has three other full length productions, "Dance Mayhem: A Grindhouse Ballet", "SEVERED: The Tragic Loves of Frankenstein's Monster" (premiered to a sold-out house at Highline Ballroom), and "Boomstick Ballet: A Rock Opera tribute to Bruce Campbell" (set to reopen October 2016). The Love Show has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, and TONY, and The New York Times sent a reporter to exclusively follow the troupe's exploits on Bastille Day. The Love Show recently performed on a resort in Egypt for a live and electronic music festival, premiered a cameo piece commissioned by The Public Theater in their run of "Twelfth Night" at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, and danced in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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