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The Nutcracker (I) (1977)

TV Movie  -   -  Fantasy | Music | Romance  -  16 December 1977 (USA)
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The television adaptation of the Baryshnikov production.

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Gelsey Kirkland ...
Alexander Minz ...
Gayle Young ...
Sallie Wilson ...
Warren Conover ...
Fritz - Clara's Brother / Shepherd Dancer
Rebecca Wright ...
George De La Pena ...
The Moor / Russian Dance
Marcos Paredes ...
The Mouse King / Drunken Christmas Party Guest
Cynthia Harvey ...
Jolinda Menendez ...
Snowflake Soloist / Spanish Dance
Rodney Gustafson ...
Charles Maple ...
Eric Nesbitt ...
Gregory Osborne ...
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The television adaptation of the Baryshnikov production.

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This Friday, [December 16, 1977] join Mikhail Baryshnikov in the realm of toy soldiers, dancing snowflakes, and sheer magical entertainment. (poster for original telecast)

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Fantasy | Music | Romance

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Director Tony Charmoli and dancer George De La Pena later worked together in the Broadway musical version of the Tracy-Hepburn film "Woman of the Year". See more »

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Narrator: It is Christmas Eve. In just a few hours, the clock will chime midnight - a time of magic, and of dreams.
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Marcos Paredes, who dances both the roles of The Mouse King and the drunken guest at the Christmas party, does not receive any screen credit for playing the drunken guest. See more »

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Version of The Nutcracker and the Mouseking (2004) See more »

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The Nutcracker
(ballet)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played by the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Schermerhorn, with the Boys of the Desborough School Chorus,
conducted by Roger Durston
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If you are only interested in ballet and not storyline or sets or costumes, then watch this version. Otherwise, it looks like a high-school production with crudely painted backdrops and lackluster costumes. There is no narration and you can't tell there is a story line, just people dancing around on a stage. Drosselmyer is an expressionless drone. The Spanish Hot Chocolate Performers are indistinguishable from the Arabian Coffee Performers who are indistinguishable from the Chinese Tea Performers who are indistinguishable from the Russian Candy Cane Performers who are indistinguishable from the Danish Marzipan Shepherdess Performers. For a great visual performance of this ballet, see Nutcracker: The Motion Picture.


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