Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

The Nutcracker 

This telecast of George Balanchine's famous production was broadcast only four years after it was premiered by the New York City Ballet.

Director:

Ralph Nelson

Writers:

E.T.A. Hoffmann (story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King"), Leo Lerman (narration)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Diana Adams Diana Adams ... Sugar Plum Fairy
George Balanchine ... Drosselmeyer
Bonnie Bedelia ... Clara
Judith Green Judith Green ... Marzipan Shepherdess (Dance of the Reed Flutes)
Richard Joy Richard Joy ... Himself - Announcer (as Dick Joy)
Allegra Kent Allegra Kent ... Dewdrop
Deni Lamont Deni Lamont ... Tea (Chinese Dance)
June Lockhart ... Narrator
Robert Maiorano Robert Maiorano ... Nutcracker / Prince
Arthur Mitchell ... Coffee (Arabian Dance)
Debbie Paine ... Girl
Ken Peterson Ken Peterson ... Mouse King
Tobias Roy Tobias Roy
Edward Villella Edward Villella ... Candy Cane (Trepak)
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Storyline

This telecast of George Balanchine's famous production was broadcast only four years after it was premiered by the New York City Ballet.

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1958 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Bonnie Bedelia was only 10 years old... See more »

Quotes

Narrator: From that day on, Godfather Drosselmeyer's nephew is Clara's Prince, and Clara is his Princess.
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Connections

Version of The Nutcracker (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballet: The Nutcracker
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played by the New York City Ballet Orchestra
Conducted by Robert Irving
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