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?
This was originally a stage production, but rather than taping or filming it in a theatre with a live audience, Baryshnikov chose to have the sets enlarged and taped it in a television studio with no audience. 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 Nuttiest 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