Yule Shul vs. Nutcracker: Rated R – A Love Show Holiday Extravaganza! Yule Shul vs. Nutcracker: Rated R – A Love Show Holiday Extravaganza!

Thu December 22nd, 2016


Main Space

Minimum Age: 18+

Doors Open: 7:00PM

Show Time: 8:00PM

Event Ticket: $20 / $10

Day of Show: $25 / $15

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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

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!

Ticketing Policy


Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.

A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.

All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.

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Nutcracker: Rated R

Nutcracker: Rated R official site

“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

“Nutcracker was great, very impressive!”
–  Moby

Yule Shul

“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

The Love Show official site | The Love Show on Instagram

The Love Show is a theatrical dance company that combines cabaret, ballet, contemporay, rock, comedy and theater into creative performances all over the US and beyond. The Love Show has entertained all audiences, rocking stages from The Hammerstien Ballroom to The Public’s Shakespeare in The Park. The Love Show has been commissioned to perform original choreography for clients including Banksy, Veuve Clicquot, Vogue Magazine and TNT.

The Love Show’s production work includes their very popular holiday show, “Nutcracker: Rated R”, which ran for 7 sold out seasons in New York and also toured 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”.

The Love Show has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, PAPER Magazine, and TONY, and The New York Times sent a reporter to exclusively follow the troupe’s exploits on Bastille Day. Recently, The Love Show performed at 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, danced in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, created exclusive choreographed and directed content for TNT Drama’s season premiere party and performed a cabaret in Rome.

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