The nutcracker Dec. 7, 1984 / [presented by] New York City Ballet ; choreography by George Balanchine ; music by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

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1 videodisc (NTSC) (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Act I (51 min.) / performed by Paul Boos (Dr. Stahlbaum), Catherine Oppenheimer (Frau Stahlbaum), Jordana Allen (Marie), Jonathan Pesselano-Nielsen (Fritz), Shannon Stevens and Wendy Whelan (maids), Zippora Karz and Patrick Hinson (the grandparents), Andre Kramarevsky (Herr Drosselmeier), Timothy Lynch (the nutcracker prince), Bruce Padgett (soldier), Marisa Cerveris and Miriam Mahdaviani (Harlequin and Columbine), Paul Sackett (mouse king), with Stacey Calvert, Florence Fitzgerald, Antonia Franceschi, Julie Michael, Shelley Scott, Shawn Stevens, Paul Frame, Carlo Merlo, Afshin Mofid, William Otto, Francis Sackett, Ulrik Trojaborg, Jeffrey Edwards, Alexandre Proia, Sean Savoye, Stacy Caddell, Myrna Cameron, Kelly Cass, Susan Gluck, Darla Hoover, Susan Nichols, Catherine Ryan, Simone Schumacher, Deborah Wingert, and children's ensemble.
Act II (41 min.) / performed by Patricia McBride (the sugarplum fairy), Ib Andersen (her cavalier), children's ensemble (angels), Alexia Hess and Peter Frame with Susan Nichols, Catherine Ryan, Shannon Stevens, Wendy Whelan, Patrick Hinson, William Otto, Alexandre Proia, Sean Savoye (hot chocolate), Jerri Kumery (coffee), Gen Horiuchi with Kelly Cass, Marisa Cerveris (tea), Daniel Duell with children's ensemble (candy canes), Elyse Borne with Toni Bentley, Darla Hoover, Miriam Mahdaviani, Rita Norona (marzipan shepherdesses), Hermes Conde with children's ensemble (Mother Ginger and her Pollchinelles), Kyra Nichols (dewdrop fairy), Renee Estopinal, Lauren Hauser with Stacey Calvert, Myrna Cameron, Florence Fitzgerald, Antonia Franceschi, Zippora Karz, Julie Michael, Catherine Oppenheimer, Catherine Ryan, Simone Schumacher, Shelley Scott, Shawn Stevens Deborah Wingert (flowers).
Scenario based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale The nutcracker and the mouse king ; scenery, Rouben Ter-Arutunian ; costumes, Karinska ; original lighting, Ronald Bates. Conductor, Hugo Fiorato.
Danced by New York City Ballet: Paul Boos, Catherine Oppenheimer, Jordana Allen, Jonathan Pesselano-Nielsen, Shannon Stevens, Wendy Whelan, Zippora Karz, Patrick Hinson, Andre Kramarevsky, Timothy Lynch, Bruce Padgett, Marisa Cerveris, Miriam Mahdaviani, Paul Sackett, Stacey Calvert, Florence Fitzgerald, Antonia Franceschi, Julie Michael, Shelley Scott, Shawn Stevens, Paul Frame, Carlo Merlo, Afshin Mofid, William Otto, Francis Sackett, Ulrik Trojaborg, Jeffrey Edwards, Alexandre Proia, Sean Savoye, Stacy Caddell, Myrna Cameron, Kelly Cass, Susan Gluck, Darla Hoover, Susan Nichols, Catherine Ryan, Simone Schumacher, Deborah Wingert, Patricia McBride, Ib Andersen, Alexia Hess, Peter Frame, Susan Nichols, Catherine Ryan, Shannon Stevens, Wendy Whelan, Patrick Hinson, William Otto, Alexandre Proia, Sean Savoye, Jerri Kumery, Gen Horiuchi, Kelly Cass, Marisa Cerveris, Daniel Duell, Elyse Borne, Toni Bentley, Darla Hoover, Miriam Mahdaviani, Rita Norona, Hermes Conde, Kyra Nichols, Renee Estopinal, Lauren Hauser, and students of the School of American Ballet.
Videotaped in performance at New York State Theater, New York, at a matinee on Dec. 7, 1984, for archival purposes.

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