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The television adaptation of the Baryshnikov production.
This Friday, [December 16, 1977] join Mikhail Baryshnikov in the realm of toy soldiers, dancing snowflakes, and sheer magical entertainment. (poster for original telecast)
Did You Know?
Although the Dance of the Clowns is still intact, Baryshnikov omitted the character of the giant-skirted Mother Gigogne from it, and choreographed the dance for just four Court Buffoons. See more
It is Christmas Eve. In just a few hours, the clock will chime midnight - a time of magic, and of dreams.
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
Version of The Nutcracker
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 See more