Company XIV announces NUTCRACKER ROUGE COCKTAILS & BURLESQUE AT HOME
NUTCRACKER ROUGE COCKTAILS & BURLESQUE AT HOME
FOR COCKTAIL CONNOISSEURS AND BURLESQUE BON VIVANTS
Brooklyn, NY – Company XIV announces streaming entertainment and a curated cocktail kit in time for the holiday season, bringing the party directly to fans with Nutcracker Rouge Cocktails & Burlesque at Home.
Company XIV mounted the first production of Nutcracker Rouge, its critically acclaimed annual sexy holiday spectacular, 10 years ago in a warehouse in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Conceived, choreographed and directed by Austin McCormick, the production has been called “dazzling and genius” (The New York Times), “the perfect hot date” (Time Out NY) and “the greatest holiday homage ever” (Huffington Post).
With plans to mount a 10th anniversary production of Nutcracker Rouge foiled by the pandemic, the company has recorded 8 brand new and signature acts at Théâtre XIV, their current home in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The first of these acts, featuring resident opera-singing aerialist, Marcy “Operagaga” Richardson, will premiere on Thanksgiving Day (November 26). Subsequent acts featuring circus, singing and sultry burlesque will be released weekly through New Year’s Eve (December 31).
Austin McCormick, Founder and Artistic Director, has curated an ultra-luxe cocktail kit to accompany the performances shipped directly to patrons at home. The kit includes bespoke cocktail recipes, gold-plated barware, a collection of garnishes and bitters, and 24 premium spirits, liqueurs, champagne and wine. Sensual cocktail lessons taught by the beauties of XIV will be released alongside each act.
Company XIV has also launched an online gift shoppe featuring lace masks, pasties, riding crops and frankincense incense--the signature scent of Théâtre XIV.
NUTCRACKER ROUGE AT HOME
Priced at $150, the package includes 8 newly filmed streaming acts from Nutcracker Rouge, released weekly beginning Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, and 8 sensual cocktail lessons taught by the beauties of Company XIV who will show you step-by-step instructions for creating each deliciously immersive Nutcracker themed cocktail.
Priced at $350, the package includes everything in “NUTCRACKER ROUGE AT HOME” and a gold-plated barware set. Create cocktails in style with a gold-plated shaker, crystal mixing glass and other professional accoutrement. Your home bar will dazzle.
VIP LUXE PACKAGE
Priced at $1,600, the package includes everything in the “GOLD PACKAGE,” along with a curated cocktail kit featuring 24 bottles of premium spirits, liqueurs, champagne and wines, and a mélange of delicious bitters and decadent garnishes. Imbibe like royalty with the ultra-deluxe experience for Cocktails & Burlesque at Home. The best part is you don’t have to leave your castle, everything is shipped directly to you.
Purchase packages at https://companyxiv.com/nutcracker-rouge.
Check out the official teaser at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlaBlY3wblA.
The cast includes Erin Dillon, Jourdan Epstein, Christine Flores, Nicholas Katen, LEXXE, Lilin, Troy Lingelbach, Pretty Lamé, Brandon Looney, Laszlo Major, Nolan McKew, Jacoby Pruitt, Demi Remick, Marcy Richardson, Scott Schneider, Chanel Stone, Hannah Straney, Sam Urdang and Marcos Antonio Vasquez.
The creative team includes Tobin Del Cuore, IMAGINATION + MUSCLE (Video Co-Director & Video Editor), Zane Pihlstrom (Costume & Scenic Design), Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew (Lighting Design) and Sarah Cimino (Makeup Design). Mixology by Austin McCormick.
Company XIV fuses high and low-brow entertainment in sensual, decadent spectacles, reimagining classical ballets and fairy tales for contemporary audiences. For more info visit http://CompanyXIV.com, Like them on Facebook, and follow on Instagram at @CompanyXIV.
Austin McCormick (Founder and Artistic Director) created Company XIV in 2006 wowing critics and audiences alike with a unique blend of circus, Baroque dance, ballet, opera, live music and lavish design. His recent credits include choreography for the Metropolitan Opera’s Rusalka and Samson et Dalila, Chicago Lyric Opera, Canadian Opera Company, The Juilliard School, Guggenheim Works in Process, Carnegie Hall’s La Serenissima Festival, Gotham Chamber Opera, the Kennedy Center, Theater for a New Audience, Houston Grand Opera and Opera Columbus. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the Conservatory of Baroque Dance. The New York Times calls McCormick’s work “inventive and brainy, a high-entertainment mix of music-hall, cabaret, theater and dance.”
In compliance with New York State’s Forward Plan, the company has adopted new regulations to safely film this content, including frequent temperature checks and social distancing. The company also installed an ultraviolet “scrubber” at the theater prior to filming to help destroy airborne particles and pathogens. The filmed duets feature real-life roommates. Masks were worn whenever possible.
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Photo: Alexander Sargent
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